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Newark Employment Sees a Boost From Kevin Seawright

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Looking to revitalize its image as one that is economically competitive with the rest of the country, Newark has invested a great deal in businesses of all kinds. One corporation, the Newark Community Economic Development Corporation and its CFO Kevin Seawright have sought to do their part by helping the youth of Newark find work this summer with an employment initiative that calls for cooperation from local businesses and key city figures to boost jobs numbers across the city.

Summer Youth Employment Program provides paid summer work for high school students and recent graduates at the end of the 2015-2016 school year. In addition to giving young people a chance to earn money, many for the first time in their lives, the initiative also provides a boost to their college preparedness, working off statistics that credit employment with success in college.

Employment also comes paired with some educational courses. Having secured a partnership with Santander Bank and TD Bank, Seawright has announced that participants in the initiative will be given courses on financial literacy and money management. By helping them understand their relationship to money, how to manage it, and develop their skills to remuneration, students will have skills that will be essential to them in college and later on in life.

With more than 350 applicants having signed on to the program online, Seawright stated on Twitter he sees this employment initiative as crucial to Newark’s future. He cites the online process as being instrumental in that, making the admittance process that much easier to review.

Seawright projects an introduction of 3,500 employees from the initiative to the seasonal workforce in Newark, surpassing 2015’s workforce by 500 people.

Kevin Seawright is both Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President for the Newark Community Economic Development Corporation. Seawright has focused his time with the NCEDC on developing the city economy of Newark by attracting business talent from across the state and the country, making them competitive with other large cities in the Northeast and changing the city’s image in at the same time.

Before going to work for the development of New Jersey’s largest city, Seawright was Chief Financial and Facilities Officer for Maryland’s Departments of Recreation and Parks. From that office, he managed more than $50 million in federal and state money. Seawright then went on to work in the educational field and finance, administering hundreds of millions in construction and maintenance for schools and their infrastructure. At the Collington Life Care Community, Kevin Seawright was the Director of Operations, managing both property and managing the daily lives of over 500 residents on the property.

Corporations

The Influence of Forefront Capital in the Financial Services Industry

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Making sound financial decisions can only be possible after we seek advice from experienced financial advisors. Forefront Capital Advisors is one of the most prominent firms offering financial guidance, unconventional investment management, mercantile banking and investment banking services. It boasts of clientele who are highly reputable and prominent corporate leaders. It also has exceptional business partnerships meant to benefit its customers and the society as a whole.

New Partnerships

The firm recently announced that it was getting into a corporation with Easter Seals Dixon Center. This union will see the two collectively make donations of up to 3 million US dollars. The money will go towards backing programs for veterans like job preparation, training and activism. Forefront’s Chief Executive Officer and founder Brad Reifler explains that negotiations held prior to the partnership were fruitful chiefly because Easter Seals Dixon Center has left an incredible positive impression on the lives of veterans and relatives of the armed forces by changing the way they are perceived. Easter Seals also highlights their abilities and thus creates life changing openings for them.

Easter Seals Dixon Center has operations throughout the country. Its main purpose is to end prejudices associated with veterans. It also links trouper and military families to occupational, learning and health services. Forefront wishes to support this noble initiative while securing the financial future of its customers. Getting into the partnership is a sensible business move because it will link the firm with veterans and their families. Forefront hopes to take advantage of this and incorporate them into their client catalogue.

Brad Reifler’s remarkable profile

He is the founder and CEO of Forefront Capital, a post he has held since May 2009. The alumnus of Bowdoin College graduated top of the class with a political science and economics degree in 1981. Straight from college, he formed his first company, Reifler Trading Corporation in 1982. This saw him embark on a long and successful career in serial entrepreneurship. The firm developed a niche for global byproducts. It was eventually acquired by Refco, then a leading investment firm.  Brad is also known for his investment tips articles that are picked up by Reuters.

After flipping the company, about.me indicates Reifler worked at Refco and rose to become the head of institutional sales between 1995 and 2000. The department recorded record turnover during his stint at the helm. In between he was part of the formation of several other businesses. In 1992, he started Reifler Capital Management, a venture firm for managing wealth for affluent clients. In 1995, he also founded Pali Capital and served as its CEO until it was dissolved in 2008.

Using his extensive experience and fortune of knowledge in the financial markets, Brad established Forefront Group. This corporation encompasses Forefront Advisory and Forefront Capital.