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Read How The Tech Industry is Enabling Accessible Telework for All and Remote Internships

The COVID-19 pandemic forced companies and organizations of all sizes to rely on telework to serve their customers and our communities. The tech industry is enabling telework solutions to make this transition to remote work easier for everyone. Tech companies are providing webinars and internships to help their own employees and other companies and individuals to remain competitive in a COVID-19 business climate. The tech industry also understands that accessibility is critical to making a product that can serve everyone and are ensuring that every viewpoint is represented when crucial decisions are being made. See below for more information about how the tech industry is enabling telework and increasing productivity.

Tech Enables Remote Work & Internships

Cisco Collaboration Outlines Blueprint for the Hybrid Workplace (Cisco)
New features and industry firsts help customers keep employees productive in the home office and safer in the workplace.

Nasdaq Global Internships (Nasdaq)
Through the Nasdaq Futures Internship Program, we offer a variety of opportunities for emerging talent through an immersive 10- to 12-week virtual internship program.

Comcast Internet Essentials Program (Comcast)
Through the Comcast Internet Essentials Program, individuals can access the internet at a low cost. New costumers can get IE for free for 60 days.

BoxWorks Digital (Box)
This year at BoxWorks Digital, Box will be coming right to your screen with insights from amazing leaders, practical learnings you can apply to your business, and live demos to help you unleash your organization's best work.

Make sure your video meetings are accessible (Google)
Video conferences are part of daily life, but accidental exclusion can be a challenge. Here are ways to make remote meetings better and more inclusive for all.

Understanding accessibility through ABCs (Microsoft)
Microsoft focuses on the maxim of “nothing about us, without us” to create tech for people with and without disabilities. Creating and developing tech for everybody to use means embracing diversity and inclusion in Microsoft’s own workforce.

New Ways to Connect With Businesses on WhatsApp (Facebook)

Accelerating digital transformation amidst today's challenges (Dell Technologies)

Cisco’s Connected Experiences Simplify Remote Working (Cisco)

What's New in Tech

Amazon hires first 1,000 employees in Nashville (Amazon)

In November 2018, Amazon announced it would invest in a new office in Nashville, bringing more than 5,000 corporate and technology jobs to the community to support our operations business. Amazon is excited to share that they have crossed the 1,000 employee milestone at their Music City campus—and they are continuing to hire, with open roles available across software development, engineering, finance, legal, and human resources. Read more here.

What We're Saying

· TechNet Praises Selection of Senator Kamala Harris as Democratic Vice Presidential Nominee. Read the press release here.

· TechNet Names Veteran Technology Policy Leader Carl Holshouser Senior Vice President for Operations and Strategic Initiatives. Read the press release here.

· Carl Holshouser will join TechNet as Senior Vice President for Operations and Strategic Initiatives. (The Washington Post) Read this news feature here.

· TechNet has hired Carl Holshouser as Senior Vice President for Operations and Strategic Initiatives. (Politico Influence) Read this news feature here.

· Sen. Kamala Harris Tapped as Biden Running Mate. (Politico Morning Tech) Read this news feature here.

· Tech Company Amicus Brief Makes A Strong Case For Immigration. (Forbes) Read this news feature here.

· TechNet weighs in on Harris VP pick. (Politico Morning Tech) Read this news feature here.

· TechNet's praise of Kamala Harris. (Politico Pro) Read this news feature here.

· Carl Holshouser joins TechNet. (Politico Morning Tech) Read this news feature here.

· TechNet announces Carl Holshouser as Senior Vice President. (Politico Pro Morning Cybersecurity) Read this news feature here.

· TechNet praises Harris' selection as Biden running mate. (Axios) Read this news feature here.

Before You Start Your Weekend

Not everyone has the choice to work remotely and when the COVID-19 pandemic began earlier this year, healthcare workers around the globe were faced with severe shortages of personal protective equipment as they worked around the clock to treat the massive influx of new patients. HP and its 3D printing partners stepped in to help, using Multi Jet Fusion technology to prototype, test, and manufacture face shields with no time to spare. (HP)

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