Canada’s Minstrel with a Message aligns with WeEmploy’s principles of goodwill in business, as he promotes the power of participation, networking, and collaboration through a series of investinWE: Community Engagement Sessions.
CALGARY, March 7, 2016 – Accomplished Canadian musician and actor Tom Jackson brings his philanthropic prowess into his latest role as Ambassador for employment firm and social enterprise WeEmploy Inc.
The appointment reflects WeEmploy’s efforts to create more value for its members, providing enhanced networking and business opportunities in addition to expert employment services.
“We live in an extraordinary time of stress for many and it will take extraordinary commitment for us to work through it together,” said Tom, who is a strong advocate of social responsibility.
“I believe in the values that build the foundation of WeEmploy. It’s important for the business world to engage in what’s equally good for business, good for the world, and good for the soul.”
As an Ambassador, Tom lends his weight of influence, experience, and profile to WeEmploy’s network of non-profit organizations, job seekers, corporate subscribers, and investors.
In conjunction with partner company Friday Professional Group, WeEmploy will be hosting investinWE: Community Engagement Sessions. These will be focused on information exchange, networking, and exploring the possibilities for growth and advancement among attendees. At the events, Tom will share his insights on philanthropy; on fundraising; and in the strength of collaborative business. He might even play a tune or two.
WeEmploy will also have a dedicated community page for Tom and the monthly investinWE sessions. The events will be exclusive to WeEmploy members, with topics tailored to the interests of its attendees. The company is preparing for the first session, slated for the coming weeks. An announcement of the schedule is being finalized. Companies interested in joinining should sign up at WeEmploy.com or call 403-2330505.
“We are proud to welcome Tom to the WeEmploy family and we are excited with the world of possibilities that we are bringing to our community,” said Steve Mix, CEO & CoFounder, WeEmploy Inc.
“In line with our goal of providing the best in employment services, the engagement sessions are added benefits for our members. We are cultivating the connections between business growth and sustained employment, as well as its positive impact on the larger community.”
Tom has dedicated his prolific career to helping the less fortunate across Canada. From producing TV specials and benefit concerts to purchasing and selling beef for drought-stricken farmers, he has raised millions of dollars for various social causes, including poverty reduction and disaster relief.
“Twenty eight years ago, I lived in a crawl space, far below any poverty line. The creator sent me an angel, a man who was worse off than me. When I decided to help that man, I went from ‘Woe is me’ to ‘Whoa, it’s me!’,” said Tom.
“Over the past 28 years, I have been fortunate in that I am able to help the less fortunate. My team has generated over $250 million in cash and in-kind value for Canadians in need. As I continue down that path, let me say it is an honor for me to hold the title of Ambassador of this organization.”
A national icon, Tom has received nine honorary university degrees and numerous accolades from prestigious institutions such as the JUNOs, Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. He has also been appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada for his music and humanitarian work and in 2014 was presented with the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement. ❖
For further information or to arrange interviews, please contact:
|Precious de Leon
Community & Engagement Coordinator
CEO & CoFounder
About WeEmploy Inc.
WeEmploy is a digital recruitment company that facilitates the matching of employers and charitable organizations with individuals who are seeking employment and volunteer positions. Backed by over 30 years of experience, the company empowers the market with knowledge and expertise in staffing and recruitment, job boards, social recruiting and volunteerism.
Breaking the conventions of the industry, WeEmploy leverages its intelligent applicant and network database to eliminate barriers between employers and jobseekers. Its rich, streamlined applicant database is designed to make the recruitment process efficient and cost-effective.
Charities within the WeEmploy network use services free-of charge while earning WeEmploy Rewards. To date, WeEmploy Inc. has provided services valued at more than $250,000 to charitable sectors in Canada and the US.
WeEmploy recently launched investinWE, as the company enters the next round of investments after a successful beta run that recorded hockey stick growth. Further investment will see WeEmploy scale its services, rolling out across Canada and abroad.
About Tom Jackson
For over 40 years, Tom Jackson has crafted an impressive career as an actor, singer, and producer. He has championed the marginalized while entertaining a continent of music-lovers, and theatre and TV audiences.
Born to an English father and Cree mother, he carries his parents’ legacy of openness and kindness. He founded the Huron Carole Benefit Concert, which raised funds for the less fortunate for 28 years. Tom has written a new book, 364-Timeless Wisdom for Modern Times, and has recorded 16 albums– the latest release is Ballads Not Bullets. Sales of both the book and the album support the Canadian Red Cross. He has also starred in shows such as Shining Time Station, Star Trek The Next Generation, and most famously, North of 60. Tom uses his celebrity to highlight issues in the community and he continues to promote community service, professional development, and global change.
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