11 students go straight from high school to the Memphis Police Department

by Daniel Connolly via The Commercial Appeal

by Daniel Connolly, The Commercial Appeal

by Daniel Connolly, The Commercial Appeal

The short-staffed police department wants to make the Blue Path high school recruiting program the main way it recruits new police employees. 

LeadershipWorks Essay Writing Contest

On August 23, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King gave his iconic "I Have A Dream" speech to a crowd of 250,000 from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.  50 years later, the impact and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King is unwavering.  So, to honor this legacy, LeadershipWorks is hosting an essay writing contest for Memphis-area high school students.

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How to Network Like a Pro --- Even If You're Shy, Introverted, or Really Just Hate Doing It

by Andy Molinsky via LinkedIn

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A deep and varied network of trusted colleagues can help when searching for new business partners, when seeking investment opportunities, when looking for sources of capital or opportunities to develop your own skills, or even when looking for another job.

Suiting up for your body type

by Alan Vinson via Memphis Business Journal 



Each man has a different body type, which means what looks good on one man won’t necessarily work well for another. Due to these differences, it’s important to dress for your own body to ensure that you’re dressed to impress. 

After decades of pushing bachelor’s degrees, U.S. needs more tradespeople

by Matt Krupnick, The Hechinger Report via PBS

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The decades-long national push for high school graduates to get bachelor’s degrees left vocational programs with an image problem, and the nation’s factories with far fewer skilled workers than needed. 

Job Opportunity: JCPenney hiring 40,000 seasonal associates

Brooklyn, New York's JCPenney COURTESY OF JCPENNEY

Brooklyn, New York's JCPenney


A national retailer is hiring 400,000 seasonal workers, including 750 in Tennessee. 

To prepare for the holiday shopping rush, JCPenney plans to hire 750 seasonal associates throughout Tennessee on its first-ever National Hiring Day Tuesday, Oct. 17, from 2-8 p.m.

Management will hold in-person interviews and be hiring people on-the-spot for customer service and support positions, including cashier, replenishment specialist, beauty consultants and more. All skills levels are welcome.

Individuals are encouraged to apply online at jcpcareers.com or in-store at one of the applicant kiosks prior to attending the event.

The company offers seasonal associates a full associate discount up to 25 percent, as well as flexible holiday scheduling. 

JcPenney has two Memphis locations: at Wolfchase Galleria, 2756 N. Germantown Parkway, and at Centennial Commons, 7700 Polo Grounds Boulevard.

The New Memphis: Do You See It?



The New Memphis is all around you. Our city is built from the old and made for the now. We are rich in history and committed to a bright future. 

We are the New Memphis.

Written & Directed by Edward Valibus

Starring Syderek Watson and the City of Memphis

Visuals provided by:
Edward Valibus
Sean Davis
Carla McDonald
Benjamin Rednour
Cat & Fish Creative
Aaron Baggett
Kevin Brooks
Memphis Grizzlies
Joey Miller
Kyle Taubken
Crosstown Arts
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital


Title Artwork by Eso Tolson

Animation by Chris Koelsch

Audio Recording by Michael Hunkele

Audio Mixing by Nate Reisman 

Edited by Edward Valibus & Benjamin Rednour

Thanks to: 
Memphis and Shelby County Film and Television Commission
Malco Theatres
Jade Primicias (Project Motion)
Boo Mitchell (Royal Studios)
Side Street Steppers
River Arts Festival
Levitt Shell
Stax Museum
Faizah Jones (Mbabazi House of Style)
Damon Drew
Kat Gordon (Muddy’s Bakery)
Craig L. Robinson, MEd. (Georgian Hills Achievement Elementary)
Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital
Isaac Rodriguez, PHD (SweetBio)
Clean Memphis
Eli Gold
Tameka Greer (Artistik Lounge)
Tierinii Jackson
Al Kapone
Soulsville USA Festival
University of Memphis
Kong Wee Pang & Jay Crum
Mid-South Pride
Beale Street Flippers
AutoZone Park
Carpenter Art Garden
Marcellous Lovelace
Derrick Dent & Birdcap

How Complaining Rewires Your Brain For Negativity

By Dr. Travis Bradberry via Huffington Post

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Repeated complaining rewires your brain to make future complaining more likely. Over time, you find it’s easier to be negative than to be positive, regardless of what’s happening around you. Complaining becomes your default behavior, which changes how people perceive you. 

Memphis airport vendors seek many more employees



via Memphis Business Journal

Wednesday, Oct. 18, the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority (MSCAA) will host its second job fair. The inaugural event drew in excess of 200 job seekers.

At least 17 different airport employers ranging from concessionaires and janitorial services to the airport's largest tenant, FedEx Corp., will be on hand looking to make hires.

The Oct. 18 job fair takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the airport's Project Center at 4225 Airways Blvd.

Participating airport employers ( more may be added prior to the job fair):