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Our Olympian: GraceKennedy’s D’wayne Extol Pursues Olympic Glory
Our Olympian: GraceKennedy’s D’wayne Extol Pursues Olympic Glory

Not every company can boast that they presently employ a track star outside of promotional purposes, yet GraceKennedy isn’t your average corporation. Therefore, it isn’t that much of a surprise to know that we have one in our midst, yet it’s still a big deal! It’s not every day you come across someone actively pursuing an Olympic title while working full-time.

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The Changing Face of the Workforce
The Changing Face of the Workforce

As recently as two and a half decades ago, for some jobs computer literacy wasn’t mandatory in a job description though it would’ve been an asset. Fast-forward to the 21st century and we find ourselves in a world where in-depth knowledge of how to use a computer and navigate the internet often goes without being said.

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Mr  Sweeney Shares
Mr Sweeney Shares

On my very last day working for GraceKennedy Limited, I had one of the most profound interactions I’ve ever had. It was a meeting with Mr. Curtis Sweeney, Counselling Psychologist for the Grace and Staff Community Development Foundation. The interaction lasted only about twenty minutes, but it was life-changing.

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GraceKennedy: Providing Hope for the Inexperienced and Unemployed
GraceKennedy: Providing Hope for the Inexperienced and Unemployed

GraceKennedy: Providing Hope for the Inexperienced and Unemployed

I will never forget the struggle that I endured the first time I attempted to find a job. Recently graduating from a Master’s programme, I thought that job opportunities would have been endless. But, as I scanned the job posts, one after the other, one thing constantly stood out on each job description: “Five Years’ Experience Needed”. Here I was, qualified but with absolutely no work experience.

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