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The Last Word: ParkHub’s George Baker Sr. on Navigating Seasons of Change in Business

by | Oct 18, 2022
“Achieving triple-digit growth isn’t easy. It takes vision and execution, boldness and grit," Baker writes in an article in Forbes. "You can’t talk your way into that kind of growth. You have to put the work in, stay united in adversity, lick the occasional wounds of failure, and keep taking risks to find those successes that lie at the intersection of technologies and trends in the marketplace." What makes growth even harder is when "seasons of change" hit businesses and founders alike, he adds, offering some insights into how he and Parkhub have dealt with them.
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HackDFW Returns for 2022 to Connect Tech Talent to Companies
by | Aug 17, 2022
The Dallas Regional Chamber's talent-attraction arm — Say Yes to Dallas — powers the event. 

A roster of company sponsors expands career opportunities for HackDFW participants, says DRC's Duane Dankesreiter. “Last year we gave over 600 resumes to participating companies."
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Companies Partner to Drive Data and Insights on the ‘Extended Workforce’
by | Apr 25, 2022
Plano-based Sapience Analytics is partnering with Washington, D.C.-based consultancy firm Brightfield Partners, which focuses on those helping businesses with workers who aren’t full-time employees. The goal: helping enterprises maintain visibility on their contingent workers. According to Sapience, work is “experiencing the largest transformations since the Industrial Revolution." CEO Bradley Killinger believes "complete transparency" through advanced data and insights is essential.
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Dallas-Based Logile Launches Gig-Style Scheduling Solution for Retail Workers
by | Apr 13, 2022
Logile says its new Gig-Style Scheduling solution enables retailers to utilize their workforce more fully in two key ways—with "gig-status associates" on their company staffs, supplemented by labor from outside "crowdsourcing" to cover additional staffing needs. "We see a real opportunity for retailers to change the game,”  Logile founder and CEO Purna Mishra says.
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Amazon Partners with DRC to Elevate Community Initiatives

A more than $260,000 investment in the DRC's community initiatives comes after Amazon's recently scaled-up operations and hiring in the market. More than half of Amazon’s investment will focus on growing wages and talent in the region.
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Plano-Based Frito-Lay Invests in Its Manufacturing Sites, Hiring Nearly 15,000 Frontline Workers in 2021
by | Oct 7, 2021
The snack company says the hirings are enabling it to meet strong consumer demand—and are filling increased job openings due to Frito-Lay expansions, new go-to-market strategies, and backfilling vacant postings. The average pay for its supply chain employees is $22.48 an hour, with an opportunity in some roles to earn up to $43.32 an hour.
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HackDFW Drew More Than 600 Hackers—and Big Name Employers Hunting Hires
by | Oct 7, 2021
Students and experienced engineers alike hacked solutions to real-world challenges with algorithms, coding scripts, and data in three days of problem-solving. Some of the world’s biggest names in business—Amazon, McKesson, and USAA (to name a few)—were taking note.

Hackathons have became the new career fair for tech talent.
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Republic Services Opens $18M Technical Institute in Southwest Dallas to Train Diesel Techs
by | Oct 4, 2021
Phoenix-based Republic Services needs trained diesel technicians for its 180 local business units across the U.S. So it's opening an $18 million, 45,000-square-foot technical institute in Dallas—offering 12 weeks of free, compensated training with transportation and lodging provided, followed by placement in full-time positions across the country.
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Microsoft community skills program black-led nonprofits
Future Readiness: This $15M Microsoft Training Program Aims to Accelerate Digital Skills in Minority Communities
by | Sep 25, 2020
The Sept. 30 deadline looms for the Microsoft community skills grant that's open to Black-led nonprofits. Up to 50 organizations will receive up to $100,000 over three years for training purposes.
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The Life/Work Blur: How These Dallas Companies Fight Burnout and ‘Zoom Fatigue’
by | Sep 23, 2020
HR experts from BGSF, Corgan, the Match Group, and Omnitracs have tips to foster connectedness, maintain productivity—and inspire fun.
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Winfield Place in Downtown Fort Worth Is for Sale—and Its Innovation Lies in the Elevator
by | Sep 22, 2020
A 1919 freight elevator turned moving glass conference room brings the 101-year-old building into the future.
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Plano Tech Consulting Firm Advances Strategic Growth With Acquisition of Midwest Software Company

by | Aug 13, 2020
It's the 10th overall acquisition—and the second this year—for Plano-based Improving. The company's fast-track growth has been steady: It just landed on the Inc. 5000 list for the 11th time since its launch in 2007.
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Tech-Focused On the Road Garage Gets $3M Seed Funding From Perot Foundation to Rebuild More Than Cars
by | Jul 21, 2020
Founded by social entrepreneur Michelle Corson, On the Road Garage intends to fix cars affordably, while tackling underemployment and transportation challenges among vulnerable populations. The first location in Irving is now open, and applications for technology-forward apprenticeships and training are online.
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Growth Track: Plano Tech Firm Improving Acquires Austin Software Development Company iTexico
by | Jun 18, 2020
The deal, which could deliver annualized revenue of more than $115 million, continues Improving's innovative business model that focuses on merging technology service companies that share values. Improving acquired Frisco's Code Authority last fall.
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New Texas Women’s Foundation Report Shows Women Hold a Huge Stake in Texas’ Workforce
by | Jun 16, 2020
The population of Texas women has grown by 19 percent in the last decade. But women still face disparity when it comes to income, health insurance, college loan debt, and housing stability. The TXWF has recommendations.
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