FedEx is investing $1 million in the National Urban League (NUL) as part of its FedEx Cares initiative to build a stronger workforce by creating pathways to meaningful employment for under-served communities. The investment will support workforce development programs for entry level and seasoned job seekers, including job training, GED services, internships, professional certifications and services to prepare individuals for long-term employment.
Middle and high school students will receive training and development opportunities through Project Ready to prepare them for 21st century jobs and academic enrichment. Additionally, FedEx sponsored the Virtual Career Fair and professional development workshops scheduled for the National Urban League Conference with the goal of engaging and identifying qualified diverse talent for FedEx careers nationwide.
According to Marc H. Morial, National Urban League President and CEO, NUL is thrilled to be able to announce these initiatives during this series of events that showcase the impact of public-private-non-profit relationships on lives in urban communities. He said the support provided by affiliates for workforce development and entrepreneurship services is vital to the National Urban League’s economic empowerment mission.
The donations were announced during the 2016 National Urban League Conference in Baltimore.