Amazon will spend $1.2 billion over four years to pay for college tuition and books for US frontline employees who are pursuing college degrees or seeking to finish high school. Upwards of 750,000 hourly employees, most of whom are part of the company's logistics operations, will be eligible for the perk when it takes effect in January.
Apple is reportedly seeking suppliers for its EV Project Titan, which indicates that the company may have decided to build the car itself after several prospective partnerships with automakers stalled. Apple's California-based EV lab has restarted operations, which sources say could point to development that goes beyond software.
An Insurance Institute for Highway Safety study notes that 41% of accidents involving teen drivers could be mitigated or prevented using crash avoidance technology, including lane departure warnings and tools to monitor blind spots. Teen drivers are four times more likely to be involved in a crash compared those 20 or older.
Target-owned delivery company Shipt has expanded its reach with retail partners, including Bed Bath & Beyond and CVS Health, adding service from almost 1,000 more stores and making delivery available to about 2 million more US households. Demand for delivery soared at the beginning of the pandemic and has continued to rise.
Avoid the "proximity bias" of on-site managers by being visible in your contributions, your communications and your participation in meetings and projects, writes Julie Winkle Giulioni. Don't brag, but do make sure your manager and other key figures are aware of your accomplishments and where you're adding value.
The federal 2015 Smart Cities Challenge would get a new lease on life under a bill proposed by Rep. Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y. City planning initiatives that deploy tech for transportation solutions would be eligible for grants ranging from $5 million to $40 million, limited to an annual total of $250 million for fiscal years 2022 through 2025.
The most common errors for new leaders come from imbalance, whether it's making all the decisions, doing the work yourself or obsessing over purpose, writes David Burkus. "And what all these mistakes have in common is that they overlook the role of those relationships and the importance of incorporating everyone before getting to work," he writes.
The Florida Department of Transportation has offered Lane Construction a $4 million incentive to complete construction of the 25-mile Wekiva Parkway toll road extension by fall 2022. Thirteen miles of the $1.6 billion project in Central Florida are complete.
Construction on the Fort Bend Parkway toll road extension in Texas is slated to begin later this month, with four lanes planned between Sienna Parkway and Sienna Ranch Road. The $43.3 million project will be funded entirely by toll revenue.
The 2022 Ford Maverick is an example of automakers offering a smaller-sized category of pickup trucks, and many carmakers are also adding electric and hybrid options. "Electrification isn't just about the environment, it can make the truck better, more useful and practical," says Ford executive Jim Baumbick.
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