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Automation Workz, a Detroit-based cybersecurity and tech re-skilling firm seeking to create a real-life ‘Wakanda,’ has secured ByBlack certification. Developed by the US Black Chambers, Inc. and presented by American Express, ByBlack is an extensive national Black business directory and the only national certification exclusively for Black-owned businesses. The certification provides Black entrepreneurs with advanced ways to reach their target client base and access valuable business tools. Creating a real-life Wakanda Automation Workz, founded by urban economist Ida Byrd-Hill, is a cybersecurity reskilling firm and creator of the first tech grit assessment to

Twitter recently terminated the contracts of almost all its staff based in Ghana⁠, but the former employees are fighting back. The team has accused the social media giant of “deliberately and recklessly flouting the laws of Ghana” and, with legal assistance, are demanding national labor laws are followed. Violation of Labor Laws Three days after opening a physical office in Accra, Ghana⁠—the first in Africa⁠—Twitter locked staff out of their emails and work laptops.  Since then, the African employees have not been offered any concrete information about compensation or the

Mass tech layoffs are shaking up the industry and dominating weekly news headlines. From Twitter’s mass layoffs to Meta announcing that they will cut 13% of its workforce, the industry is facing a ‘stormy winter.’ The H-1B Visa Program  Mass tech layoffs have left thousands of employees worldwide in a challenging situation. Many will move on to get other jobs in the industry, whereas workers on temporary visas will not be able to do that.  Workers with temporary visas have been left with little to no time to find another

Ubisoft is hiring on pocitjobs.com Currently a Creative Director at Ubisoft, one of the world’s largest gaming developers, Richard Arroyo has spent almost a quarter of a century sharpening his professional tool kit. His experience ranges from computer animation design to business strategy and on-set direction, yet the US-born Montrealer insists he’s “still not done learning.” In this interview, Richard sheds light on his decades-long career, the ethos that got him where he is now, and advice he would give those looking to follow in his footsteps. What did your

Startup accelerator platform, Techstars London, has welcomed its “most diverse” cohort group in its history. This year’s program includes early-stage startups from across the globe and a large majority of women and minority founders.  The Most Diverse Cohort  Techstars London is a worldwide startup accelerator platform that helps entrepreneurs succeed. Their three-month programs provide members with skills to increase their capital, access mentorship and connect with like-minded peers.  The early-stage startups in this year’s cohort originate from several countries across the globe, including Nigeria, Malaysia, Denmark, and the US. Techstar’s

Intuit is hiring on pocitjobs.com As VP, Chief of AI & Data Operations, Sharon Hutchins leads business operations and program management for Intuit’s AI+Data organization. The company, which specializes in financial software, was recently in the spotlight after announcing an important goal: to increase female representation in the company’s technology roles from 30% to 37% by 2024. It’s a mission that Sharon 100% backs as she believes there’s room for everyone at the top. Before landing her senior leadership position, Sharon’s journey has been one of taking risks and not allowing

Black-owned finance company Novae LLC has officially launched a new digital tool to help small businesses find grants and tax incentives to help them grow at a faster rate.  What is Novae Grants?  The new tool launched by Novae LLC, called Novae Grants, allows thousands of users to search through a database filled with finance assistance opportunities from both the private sector and the government.  According to the Novae team, the grants in the database range from $500 to $5 million. They have specifically been designed to help underrepresented Black

Financial giant Wells Fargo recently announced that it would be investing $355,000 in a new diversity program, The Inclusivity Project. The Inclusivity Project The Inclusivity Project was first launched in 2021 and has since been run by the Northern California Small Business Development Centers (NorCal SBDC). Initially designed to support Black and African American businesses seriously impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the project has since become a community open to all business types and stages. The project offers free advice, mentoring, workshops, and networking, as well as access to exclusive

Black Girls In Tech are all about making big moves, and the launch of their brand-new cyber academy further proves that. What Are Black Girls In Tech? Black Girls In Tech is a UK-based company that aims to increase women’s representation within the tech industry. According to reports, women comprise approximately 26% of the tech workforce. Unfortunately, they are more prone to leave the industry due to gendered biases and a lack of work-life balance, which is why communities like Black Girls in Tech are essential. Black Girls In Tech,

A new report by DEI consulting firm Grads of Life revealed that Black and Latino employees are less likely to reach significant career milestones despite undergoing the same training as their white peers.  The survey included almost 2,000 workers from Year Up’s workforce development program, which saw many Black and Latino employees admit to not reaching significant career milestones such as promotions and salary increases.  Only 36% of the people surveyed admitted to receiving a promotion in 2021, while 23% reported receiving a raise in their salary. Due to the lack of

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