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DeepMind extends hunt for the worlds best A.I. researchers to Toronto – CNBC

Demis Hassabis, co-founder of Google's artificial intelligence (AI) startup DeepMind.

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LONDON DeepMind, the London-based artificial intelligence lab acquired by Google in 2014, has extended its hunt for the world's best AI researchers to Toronto, Canada.

The company posted a job ad for a research scientist in Toronto on its website last week and confirmed to CNBC on Wednesday that it plans to build a small team in the city.

DeepMind said it already has a member of its team working out of a Google office in Toronto.

DeepMind, which also has offices in Montreal and Edmonton, employs 51 people across the country, according to LinkedIn.

When it comes to AI research, Canada is widely regarded as one of the top countries in the world, along with the U.S., China, and the U.K.

Geoffrey Hinton and Yoshua Bengio two of the three so-called "godfathers of AI" are based in Canada, with Hinton in Toronto and Bengio in Montreal. Both have strong connections to the local universities.

DeepMind, which competes with OpenAI and Facebook AI Research, has also been busy recruiting a team in New York this year. It hired Facebook AI Research (FAIR) co-founder Rob Fergus to lead the New York team last June.

While FAIR has fewer than 400 people, DeepMind employs around 1,000 people worldwide, with the bulk of those based at its London headquarters. The remainder are spread across satellite outposts in Mountain View, California, where Google is headquartered, Alberta, Montreal and Paris.

DeepMind and FAIR have been battling it out to hire the best AI talent in the world for almost a decade. They're hoping that these top AI researchers, who are sometimes paid around $1 million a year, will be able to create AI technology that can be harnessed by Google and Facebook, respectively.

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ECO V2 by Pangeanic: Deep Adaptive Machine Translation Document Translator and Anonymization Solution – PRNewswire

BOSTON, May 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Operations for instant API machine translation and document processing began in early 2019, when the platform also merged Pangeanic's translation API. ECO v2 upgrade includesDeep Adaptive Machine Translation- the next generation of AI adaptive systems which is proving to close the gap with human parity language. Deep Adaptive captured academic attention after the publication of "A User Study of the Incremental Learning in NMT" in 2020. The commercial versionwas introduced to the language community at aGALA Global Webinarin January 2021.Users can easily customize clone engines using Pangeanic's massive parallel resources (10Bn segments in 84 languages). Specialist MT engines can be in production in minutes or online as users provide feedback.

ECO features a modern, minimalistic UI as well as Deep Adaptive AI capabilities,ISO27001 Information Security policiesand cloud-based data security. Deeply adapted engines offer near-human parity translations with enterprise-grade security. Servers are located in Europe, the US and Japan to serve MT andanonymization services. Documents can be batched for API document translation or through a drag-and-drop panel. Large users include the International Boundary Water Commission (IBWC), Spanish Tax Office, news agency EFE,or infrastructuregiants like FCC.

ECOcreates an NLP ecosystem where clients can pick and choose a language process or integrate them all. With enterprise customers in mind, we are looking forward to linking to platforms requiring Deep Adaptive Machine Translation and anonymization services. ECO is the result of years of R&D at Pangeanic. Our AI processes help increase productivity, gain insights, reduce costs, and simplify content management, always complying with increasingly relevant privacy laws.- Manuel Herranz, CEO.

Designed for enterprise users, legal firms, content producers and language professionals in mind, ECO by Pangeanic provides simplicity for its worldwide clients, reducing admin costs with simple monthly subscription packages.

"Our approach to AI also meets the high standards of security and privacy for our clients. ISO27001 Information Security philosophy permeates all our interactions. Our anonymization tool Maskersolves GDPR, CCPA, HIPPA and many privacy-keeping laws.It helps organizations share information in the most secure way andcomplywith privacy laws,"stated Amando Estela, CTO.

Contact: Virginia Virino (EU) and Alyssa Yordan (US) at [emailprotected]- http://www.pangeanic.com

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Matters of the Mind: Compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma and hopelessness – The Indian Express

Usually, the encouraging thing about providing support is feeling reassured that we are adding value, making a difference and bringing about a change for the better. It drives us, motivates us, gratifies us even and aids persistence when the going gets tough, nudging us in our stride forward.

During every crisis, big or small, emerges certain humankind that steps in to help, protect and provide. People who cannot sit back and watch, who cannot choose convenience or complacence, who is stirred by the suffering of others and set out with whatever little they have to give and heal.

Mankind has seen and survived a lot. Heroes have helped pick up after natures worst disasters, wars, concentration camps, horrifying accidents like Chernobyl and the Titanic, at irreparable costs to themselves, with one thing simply felt, staunchly followed and stated humbly, I just did what had to be done.

The crisis we experience today is a deep manmade borehole that has cracked the earth far and wide, engulfing voraciously, endlessly. And in this sense, it is different from all the other crises we have faced and fought earlier.

Those that volunteer, support and fight, feel exhausted, hopeless, helpless and angry, struggling to persist, repeatedly hitting walls and dodging those ever-increasing and deepening craters. This time, with no respite in sight, no progress to measure and no solutions on the horizon, many have started to burn out. Fatigue and languish have begun to set in.

Be it frontline doctors, nurses and hospital staff who serve COVID positive patients at the cost of exposure, NGOs and private organisations that stretch every option, day and night, to provide oxygen cylinders, medicines, ventilators and beds; taxi and rickshaw drivers who are ferrying patients and the dead back and forth; people who have turned their homes into small factories to provide meals to those in need; those who have dedicated themselves to call, wait endlessly for answers, collate and verify information to pass on messages of available help and resources to save lives while some offer to assist with whatever the need be, as and when their chat buzzesthere are many heroes we can be grateful for. Recently though I have had many of these special people call in feeling angry, physically or emotionally exhausted, lost and deeply saddened. Some cant eat, sleep, have chronic headaches and anxiety.

People who step up to help in times of crisis are the ones who are sensitive to the suffering of others. As both the cause and cost, sensitivity needs to handled with caution.

Some sensitivities that predispose people to vicariously experiencing trauma or caregiver fatigue include a history of abuse or personal trauma, new and young enthusiasts who have the advantage of passion and energy but are still to learn depersonalisation, those pushing for overtime or pulling double shifts, suffering physical strain and sleep deprivation, those who are stressed in their personal lives and do not have a personal support system, those who have difficulty communicating emotions, people who have a history of chronic illness and those who struggle to recover from what is lost in the past or are anxious about what will be gone in future.

While we need these special humans to sustain the sensitivity to be moved enough to help, we need to equip ourselves to recognise the threshold of emotionality that renders us sick or dysfunctional. Exploring and identifying the needs that cause us to be impacted enough to act in the interest of others can help prevent emotional difficulties when our efforts fall short or things dont go as desired.

Give up control

Human beings want reassurances, guarantees and try to stir things in directions that make us feel in control.

Desire is more rational and productive than demand. It is okay to act in hope and desire for results, wishing for an effect of the action. However, demanding and depending on it or expecting it changes the tonality and intensity of our reaction when the demand is not met. Realistic and flexible expectations are the keystone to nipping angry reactions.

When a desire fails, we may experience irritation, agitation or disappointment, as opposed to a demand unmet, in which case we feel angry, blame others or be furious with the system, destiny or the crisis.

Give up compulsion

We are creatures of compulsions. In this invisible space called our minds, we believe and visualise how things should be, being rigid about what needs to be done, has to be done, or ought to be like. We have rules we start to love and do not like to shake. These rigidities give us a blueprint, a sense of belonging, familiarity and direction. Being compulsive makes it difficult for us to adjust, adapt and focus on the present. This is how it should be, invariably results in anxiety, anger and or sadness, simply because these shoulds and musts dont exist. These are inflexibilities that we create and depend upon in search of attaching ourselves to something.

Redefine compassion

The word compassion is often misunderstood. When we give with the hope of an impact however small, we are functioning from a need to control, not compassion. Compassion is to give what you give and stop there, humbly surrendering to the consequences. Helping others naturally makes us want things to turn for the better, and when that does not happen, we experience several difficult emotions. We may judge ourselves as failing, hold ourselves in contempt, be critical about our lack of influence, feel too small or insignificant in the large scheme of things, be sucked into our past challenges or feel anxious about our future failures.

Compassion starts with love and acceptance for the self, giving with humility that transcends homes, communities, race and borders. Compassion accepts success and failures, performance and non-performance, right or wrong, goodness and manipulation all in the same breath because it doesnt measure the result. Compassion is a process of giving and stepping away from what happens next even as it unfolds, good, bad, a beginning or an end.

Compassion fatigue is thus a phrase that can be challenged at many different levels. We do not get tired of compassion, we get tired of waiting, wanting back, controlling that which we cannot, or giving into compulsive rules, expectations and rigidities. Hope withers and get replaced with anxiety when we try to become a part of the consequences.

Create consciousness of what can be done by you today without entangling yourself in the impact of those actions. Those of us who are courageous, compassionate and conscious, neither tire nor retire.

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Prison education alums work with undergrads on theater piece | Cornell Chronicle – Cornell Chronicle

Participants in a new class designed to bring together formerly incarcerated and traditional Cornell students have written, workshopped and performed an ensemble theatrical piece that will premiere online May 16 at 2 p.m.

PMA 4801: Advanced Studies in Acting Devising Re-Entry, taught by Bruce Levitt, professor of performing and media arts in the College of Arts and Sciences, includes three former Cornell Prison Education Program (CPEP) students and five traditional undergraduates.

Confinements, which runs a little over an hour, explores the ways people are cut off from full participation in society. Free tickets are now available through the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts.

The three-credit course was the brainchild of Levitt and CPEPs Betsye Violette, who facilitates college programs for Cornell at two prisons Five Points in Seneca County and Auburn Correctional Facility in Cayuga County.

Usually most of our CPEP guys interaction with Cornell students is inside prison, where theres a wonky power dynamic that gets set up, Violette said. But what I think is really lovely about this project is that the playing field is level. Everyone is being vulnerable in the same ways.

Each week, the class used prompts to facilitate deep conversations and monologue writing.

Bruce would always send us out with these ambiguous and obscure homework assignments, like Write about something you like, or What is your identity? said student Jesse Johnston, who was incarcerated for a decade and took college classes through CPEP before being released in 2018. Johnston is now a political science major at the University of Rochester, with law school ambitions.

Daniella Gonzalez 21, who hopes to become a doctor, said that in the beginning of the semester, she was hesitant to share.

But everyone was very welcoming. There were no judgments, she said. It was interesting to realize how similar we were. Wed experienced drastically different circumstances, but our feelings were the same.

Said Johnston: Its a big responsibility for anyone, to have people open up to you about their experiences, let alone being someone most people dont trust at all.

Confinements includes his monologue about being left for too long in a van by his mother when he was a child.

Using theater to work through trauma is very important, even with no audience, said Levitt, a longtime proponent of theater as a therapeutic tool for performer and audience alike.

It [PMA 4801] was my fifth class of the day on Zoom, Johnston said, and I still looked forward to it.

Once the class had amassed a collection of several dozen written and workshopped pieces, they selected which to include in a cohesive performance piece, stringing them together with emotional arc, comic relief and thematic pairings in mind.

In February and March, observing COVID-19 safety precautions including distancing and masking between shots, the students were filmed by Steven Blasberg, master electrician at PMA, and Daniel Halstead 23, performing their parts on soundstages designed by Sarah Bernstein, senior lecturer in costume design. One student performed his monologues in his car.

In April and May, the piece was edited by Levitt and Joey Moro 12, and with sound design by sound designer Warren Cross.

Confinements offers viewers the opportunity to witness the experiences and thoughts of people so seemingly different including a 41-year-old man from a rough background and a young college student from a loving family on the same stage and given equal weight.

Levitt and CPEP plan to offer the class again in the fall, and hope to enroll seven CPEP alumni and seven Cornell students.

Emily Hopkins is a development associate with CPEP.

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How an Alabama design and engineering company helped Regions Tradition go 3D on the tee – Alabama NewsCenter

Theyre noticeable to spectators in person and to viewers on TV: the unique 3D Regions Tradition tee markers in the shape of the banks iconic bike brand.

Forrest Satterfield created them in 2015 because, well, someone asked if it was possible. Thats what Satterfield likes to do take the ordinary and make it extraordinary.

When the Bruno Event Team (which coordinates the Tradition) first reached out to me, Id just received my first funding from an investor $25,000, Satterfield said. I had one 3D printer, one scanner, and I was running everything out of my apartment. I was terrified. I didnt know how I was going to pay the rent.

Six years later, Satterfield Technologies is flourishing, responding to a global pandemic by creating N95 face masks for front-line health care workers with a 3D printer.

Satterfield majored in biomedical engineering at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where as an undergrad he learned to merge medicine, science and business. A key turning point was a class project focused on dune buggy races. He was tasked with creating a business model and made his first pitch atBarber Motorsports Park, where he came onto the radar of the Bruno Event Team that manages the Indy race there, as well as the Regions Tradition and the SEC Baseball Tournament.

Satterfield quickly pivoted, from business pitch to business partner for the Bruno team.

We havent turned down a project yet, Satterfield said. Our motto is: seek stories, solve problems.

When people ask for something unique, he produces.

For Birminghams Sidewalk Film Festival, Satterfield Technologies created the popcorn bucket trophies given to award winners. For the Tradition, he created a 360-degree immersive video one can use with a virtual reality device to get a feel for the Greystone Golf & Country Club course, where the PGA Tour Champions major is held each year.

Another project created a water filtration system, turning undrinkable water into clear, pristine liquid for safe consumption sans an actual filter.

And, at the onset of the global pandemic, Satterfield Technologies created the custom-fit, 3D-printed N95 masks for emergency room doctors and nurses.

Before, the masks came from overseas and the supply system was disconnected, he said. I wanted to dive into what made them work, strip away everything else, and it took about a month to develop. We were able to produce high-quality products in a 30-by-30 manufacturing room, and we believe they outperform all others on the market.

Satterfield Technologies calls itself a modular adaptive manufacturing company. While hes branched out in a dozen directions, the heart and soul of this small business remains the medical side.

Our main focus is on affordable medical devices, Satterfield said. Everything we do is through the lens of how it affects your health. So many things we use today have unintended negative consequences. Were changing that. By closing the gap, youre able to communicate between the hard science and the hard engineering. We solve the tough problems without sacrificing long-term health.

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Should You Sell Infrastructure & Energy Alternatives Inc (IEA) in Engineering & Construction Industry? – InvestorsObserver

The 38 rating InvestorsObserver gives to Infrastructure & Energy Alternatives Inc (IEA) stock puts it near the bottom of the Engineering & Construction industry. In addition to scoring higher than 20 percent of stocks in the Engineering & Construction industry, IEAs 38 overall rating means the stock scores better than 38 percent of all stocks.

Searching for the best stocks to invest in can be difficult. There are thousands of options and it can be confusing on what actually constitutes a great value. Investors Observer allows you to choose from eight unique metrics to view the top industries and the best performing stocks in that industry. A score of 38 would rank higher than 38 percent of all stocks.

Our proprietary scoring system captures technical factors, fundamental analysis and the opinions of analysts on Wall Street. This makes InvestorsObservers overall rating a great way to get started, regardless of your investing style. Percentile-ranked scores are also easy to understand. A score of 100 is the top and a 0 is the bottom. Theres no need to try to remember what is good for a bunch of complicated ratios, just pay attention to which numbers are the highest.

Infrastructure & Energy Alternatives Inc (IEA) stock is trading at $12.54 as of 11:06 AM on Monday, May 10, a loss of -$0.13, or -1.03% from the previous closing price of $12.67. The stock has traded between $12.30 and $13.31 so far today. Volume today is low. So far 255,172 shares have traded compared to average volume of 669,657 shares.

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UCLA Engineering In-Flight Conversation with SpaceX Crew 2 aboard the International Space Station – UCLA Samueli School of Engineering Newsroom

Two UCLA mechanical and aerospace engineering students conducted a live interview today from Earth to space with aerospace engineering alumna and SpaceX Crew-2 mission pilot Megan McArthur 93 and mission commander Shane Kim Kimbrough.

The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft Endeavour carrying four astronauts from three countries successfully launched on April 23 from NASAs Kennedy Space Center in Florida for a six-month mission aboard the International Space Station.

The 20-minute Skype interview by Anil Nair and Anneliese Peterson from UCLAs Laser Spectroscopy and Gas Dynamics Laboratory was livestreamed on NASA TV. A recording showing the interaction between students at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering and the crew aboard the International Space Station can be viewed in this YouTube video.

We followed up with Nair and Peterson post-interview to get their thoughts on the out-of-this-world experience.

Q: How do you feel about speaking with McArthur and Kimbrough, the pilot and the mission commander of SpaceX Crew 2 respectively?Nair: I felt honored to have this unique opportunity to talk to Megan and Kim. Anneliese and I have both learned so much about space flight and travel in our classes, so it was great to hear about the astronauts experiences first-hand.

Q: Describe what it was like talking to people in space. How does it feel and sound differently or the same from calling someone on Earth?Peterson: Talking to the astronauts in space felt surprisingly similar to a regular video call, except that there was a slight delay because they had to uplink our audio from the ground to the Station. I loved how Megan wore a UCLA shirt for the occasion!

Q: What came to mind when you first saw McArthur and Kimbrough?Peterson: When their video first popped up on the screen and I saw them floating in microgravity I finally processed how unique the opportunity to speak directly with astronauts truly is. Their missions are so tightly scheduled that the fact that they took time to talk with us is incredibly generous, and we will remember this for the rest of our lives.

Q: What is the major takeaway from this interview?Nair: The interview was very inspiring, and it made me excited to be a part of the amazing growth in the space industry that Kim mentioned! I look forward to developing rocket engine technologies to help send future astronauts into space.

Q: What is the one question you wish you had asked but didnt get a chance to ask and why?Nair: I wish I got to ask the astronauts what their favorite microgravity trick is, and if they could demonstrate it for us. It was really impressive to see them doing tricks like flipping upside down during the interview!

Q: Anything else youd like to share with our audience?Peterson: It was incredible to hear that our question about how to redesign the ISS had never been asked before. Now I know if I ever get to design a new Space Station in a future job, I should add more storage space!

Anil Nair in the Laser Spectroscopy and Gas Dynamics Lab at UCLA, where rocket engine diagnostics are developed.Besides a shared passion for aerospace, Nair and Peterson have both been active leaders in the Rocket Project at UCLA, the student club that builds and launches liquid bi-propellant rockets out in the Mojave Desert.

Nair, a Ph.D. candidate in mechanical engineering and on his way to becoming a triple Bruin engineer, is currently doing research on detonation rocket engines and 3D-printed rocket engines. One of his goals is helping develop cutting-edge propulsion technology to enable future space travel. He served as Rocket Project president in his senior year and helped build the schools first liquid-fueled rocket. In his free time, Nair enjoys playing bass guitar and running on the beautiful UCLA campus.

Anneliese Peterson doing final engine checkouts before a hot fire of a LOx-Ethanol engine.Originally from the San Francisco Bay area, Peterson is the Rocket Project vice president and student ambassador tour guide for UCLA Samueli. A senior in aerospace engineering, Peterson is graduating this June and is considering working for Northrop Grumman at Space Park or SpaceX at Cape Canaveral as a launch engineer. Either way, Peterson plans to work as an engineer in the space industry. Shes even thought about her plans for retirement, hoping to teach physics or calculus. When shes not working with rockets, she loves painting, hiking and exploring Los Angeles.

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Ingersoll Rand and Engineers Without Borders Make Life Better through Strategic Partnership to Build Resilient Communities around the World – Yahoo…

16,000 global employees ready to help communities with water, energy and sanitation infrastructure improvements to meet essential human needs

In its latest release of environmental, social and governance (ESG) efforts, Ingersoll Rand Inc. (NYSE: IR) has partnered with Engineers Without Borders (EWB) to globally focus on sustainable community development and infrastructure. EWB is a nonprofit humanitarian organization building a better world through engineering projects that help lift communities out of poverty. Ingersoll Rand, a global provider of mission-critical flow creation and industrial solutions, will help build sustainable water, sanitation, energy and disaster response solutions for underserved communities around the world.

"We have a world-class team of 16,000 problem solvers who are ready to put their know-how, passion, and ownership mindset to work for EWB on critical infrastructure projects like sanitation and water systems, solar energy panels and structurally sound bridges and buildings," said Vicente Reynal, Ingersoll Rand CEO. "As part of our broader ESG goals, this strategic and impactful collaboration with EWB truly embodies our purpose to Lean On Us to Help You Make Life Better, and I know our volunteerism, contributions and mission-critical products will create lasting change for people in more than 45 countries."

Beginning in May 2021, Ingersoll Rand employees can join Ingersoll Rands corporate chapter of EWB to volunteer for projects around the world to bring focused and tangible results in the following ways:

With Ingersoll Rands employee-driven program, employees can volunteer through EWBs Volunteer Village regardless of their technical background. There are opportunities to plan, design, test and implement solutions as well as learning opportunities, assembling critical supply kits and in-person project implementation.

Ingersoll Rand businesses and teams are able to select an EWB project to champion. These projects will provide hands-on experience for Ingersoll Rand employees while delivering much-needed solutions to recipients in a developing community.

Ingersoll Rand will develop technical solutions for EWB partner communities using its engineering and technical expertise, innovative processes and critical voice-of-customer insights.

Nick Kendall-Jones, vice president and general manager of Ingersoll Rands Precision and Science Technologies Segment, will join the EWB-USA Corporate Leadership Council. The EWB-USA Corporate Leadership Council provides guidance to the Board of Directors and important feedback to the staff.

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"We are excited Ingersoll Rand is joining our community of partners to address global challenges, and welcome Nick to the Corporate Leadership Council. The expertise Ingersoll Rand brings will enable us to build more resilient communities through sustainable infrastructure projects," said Jackie OBrien, chief executive officer of EWB.

About Ingersoll Rand Inc.

Ingersoll Rand Inc. (NYSE:IR), driven by an entrepreneurial spirit and ownership mindset, is dedicated to helping make life better for our employees, customers and communities. Customers lean on us for our technology-driven excellence in mission-critical flow creation and industrial solutions across 40+ respected brands where our products and services excel in the most complex and harsh conditions. Our employees develop customers for life through their daily commitment to expertise, productivity and efficiency. For more information, visit http://www.IRCO.com.

About Engineers Without Borders

Engineers Without Borders Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA) is a nonprofit organization that builds a better world through engineering projects that empower communities to meet their basic human needs and equip leaders to solve the world's most pressing challenges. EWB-USAs thousands of highly skilled volunteers work on more than 650 projects in partnership with local communities, NGOs, governments and UN agencies in 45 countries to design and implement sustainable and technologically appropriate infrastructure solutions. For more information visit ewb-usa.org and connect on Engineers Without Borders USA on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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Women Engineers Empowered to Author Their Careers with Freedom Learning Group – All Together – Society of Women Engineers

Freedom Learning Group (FLG) is empowering todays workforce to be the authors of their own career journeys. FLG believes careers should be meaningful, flexible, and remote while maintaining successful work-life balance.

Led by a Military Spouse and founded by a Military family, FLG is the leading educational courseware, content, and services provider powered by a global remote workforce. FLG entered the educational courseware industry in 2017 with a business model intentionally designed to fit the needs of Military Spouses and Veterans while keeping them competitive in their respective professional fields.

Today, FLGs social mission has expanded to include civilians because they, too, are experiencing drastic unemployment rates, largely due to COVID.

At FLG, teams of subject matter experts, project managers, and project directors work together to develop and review educational content based on the clients needs. The project-based work can range from weeks to months. Contributors are empowered with more control over their own schedule and are able to select projects seamlessly aligning with their calendar and capacity. There is a project at FLG for every phase of your career and every stage of your life.

Since inception in 2017, FLG is proud to have 69% of our workforce represented by women and 46% made up by Military Spouses. At a time when COVID has forced women out of the workforce, FLG has created a landing zone for those seeking portable, flexible, meaningful employment opportunities, especially in the STEM field.

As a Military Spouse and woman in engineering, after having my first child I found it difficult to continue a career in the profession that would allow the flexibility I needed. I started working as a subject matter expert with Freedom Learning Group while stationed in Germany. The companys flexible employment options allowed me to use the core engineering skills I mastered in problem solving, critical thinking, and project management to progress my career from subject matter expert to Executive Director. Employment with Freedom Learning Group has allowed me to have the career progression I desire without sacrificing the support I want to give my family.

Jill, Military Spouse and Executive Director

From home offices in 36 states and 10 countries, FLG contributors are furthering their career in their area of expertise while ensuring work-life balance. FLG was specifically founded to support a fully remote and flexible workforce not just because COVID forced us to operate this way.

I am a retired Naval Officer and a Military Spouse. As we moved to support my husbands career, I often had to trade meaningful work for a job while starting at the bottom of a company again and again. With FLG, I am able to stay competitive in my field of expertise even living in a spot with very limited job opportunities. My absolute favorite reason for working with FLG is the flexibility. It allows me to set a strong example for my daughters, as I can strike a work-life balance while supporting my familys needs.

Jenna, Veteran/Military Spouse and FLG Subject Matter Expert

FLG was founded on the unprecedented mission to provide more than just jobs but also connect its workforce to relevant career opportunities in their respective fields including science, technology, engineering, math and dozens of other disciplines.

Though fully virtual, the company culture is one based on bringing people together, creating hope, and inspiring change. And to inspire change, FLG is championing best practices for a remote, global workforce. To build the workforce of tomorrow, FLG has introduced Last Mile Training (LMT), focusing on retraining and upskilling subject matter experts while providing meaningful, multi disciplined career opportunities. FLGs LMT picks up where academia leaves off, advancing pathways to future career opportunities.

My experience with FLG is nothing but the right fit and a right on-time experience. Although every touchpoint has been virtual, I can sense the support and genuine relationships that are being shared. From day one, the FLG team made me feel welcome and made themselves and the resources that I needed available to me to be successful. In my upskilling and reskilling journey, in just three months, FLG has helped me build professional character by making me tap into unknown capabilities that I didnt know existed. Heres to an organization focused on ensuring that Military Spouses are hired and stay hired.

-Eudora, Military Spouse and FLG Salesforce Administrator

FLG will continue to create workforce-focused change for disconnected populations, especially women, leading to a path of economic freedom while challenging other companies to do the same.

Throughout May, FLG will celebrate Military Spouses and Veterans during Military Appreciation month. Be sure to connect with FLG on Facebook and LinkedIn to read our newly released White Paper on best practices for supporting a remote workforce to stay on top of new job openings.

To learn more about Freedom Learning Group or to join our team, please visit freedomlearninggroup.com.

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