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March 20, 2017

Community Work Leads Transgender FedEx Team Member To White House

When people meet FedEx SmartPost manager Jesse White, they see an African-American man—not a man who was born female. Being transgender means a person’s gender identity, or internal sense of being a man or a woman, differs from the sex the doctor marked on their birth certificate. When people make changes to match the way

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December 13, 2016

Gear, Gadgets, and Grub. Everything A Guy Craves, Sealed In A Wooden Crate.

Cheap cologne, a new tie, or a generic gift card. The gift for the man in your life has often been the butt of jokes and considered a thoughtless gesture. Stepping up gift giving for guys was Jonathan Beekman’s mission when he created his e-commerce company Man Crates in 2011 in his small two-bedroom apartment

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November 30, 2016

Real Life Castaway: FedEx Pilot Survives 20 Hours in the Ocean

It was June 1, the first day of grouper season, and FedEx Pilot Bill Durden was out fishing.  He quickly landed two large groupers and was enjoying a beautiful day 25 miles from shore in the Gulf of Mexico. Moments later he found himself in the water, without a life jacket, watching his boat quickly motor away from

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September 20, 2016

From Job to Career: FedEx Recruits Part-Time Workers Looking to Advance

The 100,000 Opportunities Initiative creates pathways to economic opportunity for young Americans. This initiative includes a coalition of leading U.S. companies, including FedEx, committed to training and hiring 100,000 Americans between the ages of 16 and 24 who are out of school and not working. See what FedEx is looking for in candidates, what candidates want from

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April 26, 2016

FedEx Helps Teen Launch Experiment into Space

Anna-Sophia Boguraev has been fascinated with space since she was four years old.  Thirteen years later she watched as her very own lab experiment was launched into space on SpaceX 8 to the International Space Station (ISS). Anna-Sophia’s experiment was chosen out of 700 entries in the inaugural Genes in Space competition, which challenges high-school

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January 21, 2016

FedEx Accomplishes a First for Commercial Aviation

When a FedEx 757 landed on Kennedy Space Center’s three-mile shuttle runway, it accomplished something no other commercial aircraft had before.  It became the first commercial carrier to land on the strip, signifying the start of a new collaboration between FedEx and the space industry. “What we’re going through now is the privatization of space,” said

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