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ComEd names Gil C. Quiniones as its new CEO

CHICAGO , October 14, — (HINA Wire) ComEd today announced Gil C. Quiniones will become CEO of ComEd, effective Nov. 15, 2021.

Quiniones, who has served as president and CEO of the New York Power Authority (NYPA) for the past 10 years, will report to Calvin Butler, CEO of Exelon Utilities, who also has been serving as interim CEO of ComEd since Oct. 1, 2021.

Quiniones is a proven industry executive with more than 30 years of relevant leadership and operational experience extending across regulated utility markets, the public and private sectors, and state and local governments. For the past decade, he has been the CEO of the nation’s largest state-owned public power organization. He is an internationally recognized leader in modernizing power grids, and delivering clean, safe and affordable energy for customers, leading to economic and environmental benefits for diverse communities.

“Gil is an experienced electric utility leader, with a proven ability to deliver world-class performance for customers and strengthen and uplift communities, including in urban areas, making him ideally suited to be the CEO of ComEd,” said Butler. “In addition, Gil is a high-integrity leader who is focused on ethics, equity and doing what is best for our diverse customers, communities and employees. We are confident that, under his leadership, ComEd will continue to be recognized as one of the cleanest, most reliable and most affordable utilities in America.”

“It’s an honor to be named CEO of ComEd, and I look forward to working closely with Calvin and the entire utility management team to lead this nationally recognized energy company,” Quiniones said. “I share ComEd’s vision for a clean and resilient energy future that benefits customers and communities across northern Illinois and commit to continuing ComEd’s legacy of local partnership with and investment in the communities it is privileged to serve.”

John R. Koelmel, chair, NYPA Board of Trustees, said, “Gil is an outstanding person as well as a tremendous leader. Over his tenure at NYPA, the combination of his passion, vision, industry knowledge and business acumen has positioned us as an industry leader. He has fostered a strong internal culture based on excellence, integrity and safety and has created positive relationships with the many customers and communities we serve. We wish Gil every success as he assumes his new leadership role with ComEd.”

Quiniones has served as president and CEO of NYPA, the nation’s largest state-owned public power organization, since 2011. Prior to this role, he served as COO and executive vice president, Energy Marketing and Corporate Affairs. Before joining NYPA in 2007, Quiniones spent four years at the New York City Economic Development Corporation, where he served as senior vice president and the principal energy adviser to Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. Prior to this, Quiniones worked for 13 years at the Consolidated Edison Company of New York, a regulated electric and gas utility, and ConEdison Solutions, the utility’s unregulated energy services subsidiary. He was a co-founder and managing director of Energy Services at the subsidiary, where he led profitable revenue growth.

Quiniones has served as chair of GridWise Alliance; a board member of Emera Inc.; chair and board member of the Electric Power Research Institute, where he rejoined the board in April 2021; chair and chair emeritus of the Alliance to Save Energy; chair-elect of the Smart Electric Power Alliance and vice chair of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority; a board member of the Large Public Power Council; and a member of the Electricity Subsector Coordinating Council and the International Energy Agency’s Global Commission for Urgent Action on Energy Efficiency. Quiniones plans to resign from all current board memberships in order to devote his full attention to his ComEd duties. He holds a B.S. from De La Salle University in Manila. In 2020, he earned a Corporate Director Certificate at Harvard Business School. (HINA Wire, a Nicado Publishing Company news agency.)

IBM anuncia programas de capacitación centrados en latinos

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La multinacional IBM se comprometió a expandir el acceso a la educación, las habilidades y preparación de 30 millones de personas en el mundo para carreras profesionales en los próximos nueve años, de las que se beneficiarán preferentemente comunidades latinas y negras en Estados Unidos.

Para lograr esa meta, IBM forjará más de 170 alianzas con asociaciones, instituciones de educación superior, organismos gubernamentales, agencias de empleo y organizaciones sin ánimo de lucro.

Además, anunció en un comunicado que ampliará los programas P-Tech para estudiantes de escuela superior que tiene alrededor del mundo, en los que estudian alumnos de secundaria de entornos desfavorecidos para formarse en disciplinas competitivas competitivos en ciencia, tecnología, ingeniería y las matemáticas (STEM), señala la página de la compañía.

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En promedio, en las 26 escuelas en Estados Unidos en las que IBM es el socio principal, el 47 % de los estudiantes son latinos, 5,5 % blancos, 2,1 % asiáticos y 44 % afroamericanos.

Destacó además IBM que 20 de las escuelas P-Tech están en estados con alta presencia de latinos, entre ellos Nueva York, Nueva Jersey y Texas, e indicó además que esta iniciativa permite a los adolescentes en el programa acumular experiencias profesionales remuneradas y obtener de forma gratuita un título universitario STEM (ciencias, tecnología, ingeniería y matemáticas).

IBM aseguró que la dificultad de los empresarios para encontrar talentos cualificados para los puestos de trabajo STEM ha paralizado las economías de todo el mundo y citó datos del Foro Económico Mundial, de que eliminar la brecha de cualificación global podría elevar 11,5 billones de dólares el PIB mundial en 2028.

“El talento está en todas partes, pero no las oportunidades para la formación”, afirmó en el comunicado el director general de la IBM.

“Por eso debemos dar pasos grandes y atrevidos para ampliar el acceso a habilidades digitales y oportunidades de empleo para que más gente, sin importar su origen, pueda tomar ventaja de la economía digital”, agregó.

De esta iniciativa se beneficiarán además residentes de la India, Japón, España, Nigeria, Suecia y América Latina. (EFE)

Un récord de 4.3 millones de trabajadores renuncian a empleos

Renuncian a empleos

Unas 4.3 millones de personas en Estados Unidos renunciaron a sus empleos en agosto, lo que supone un nuevo récord, de acuerdo con cifras del gobierno federal.

Según los datos de la encuesta “Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS)” divulgados esta semana, la cifra representa aproximadamente el 2.9% de la fuerza laboral del país.

En julio de este año el porcentaje fue de 2.7%, indicó la fuente, cuyos números del mes pasado fueron los más altos desde el año 2000 cuando se comenzó a realizar el sondeo.

En la actualidad, diversos sectores de la economía del país enfrentan una escasez de mano de obra.

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De acuerdo con la encuesta, un total de 892,000 personas dejaron de manera voluntaria sus trabajos en agosto en la industria de la comida y la hostelería.

“A medida que se redujeron las vacantes y las contrataciones en agosto, la tasa de renuncias alcanzó un nuevo récord, aumentando junto con el aumento de los casos de Covid y probablemente las crecientes preocupaciones sobre trabajar en la pandemia continua”, dijo Elise Gould, economista senior del Instituto de Política Económica, en declaraciones que publica CNBC.

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