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Blue Jacket offers custom cleaning and disinfection services to local non-profits FREE OF CHARGE
Blue Jacket is offering disinfecting and sanitation cleaning services — Free of charge — to 501c3 nonprofits in the Greater Fort Wayne area, thanks to the first "Rapid Innovation Grant" announced by The Foellinger Foundation, released Wednesday, March 25.
Blue Jacket announcement on coronavirus (COVID-19)
As the situation around the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, Blue Jacket continues to focus on the well-being of our clients and staff. We know this is an unsettling time for everyone and our hearts go out to anyone who may be affected by the coronavirus. In that spirit, here are some of the actions we are taking in alignment with recommendations from public health authorities (including the World Health Organization and Center for Disease Control):
Pair of local nonprofits form working partnership focusing on recovery, sustainability
Local non-profit organizations Blue Jacket and The Lighthouse are excited to announce a working partnership. Blue Jacket will serve underemployed and unemployed residents of The Lighthouse.
BLUE JACKET CLOTHING CO. OPENS SECOND FORT WAYNE STORE IN COLDWATER CROSSING SHOPPING CENTER
Fort Wayne non-profit Blue Jacket Inc. is expanding its operations with a second Thrift-style clothing store specializing in business professional clothing in the Coldwater Crossing Shopping Center at 5511B Coldwater Road, on the same side of the plaza as Hobby Lobby.
BLUE JACKET’S FANTASY OF LIGHTS BREAKS RECORDS SET PREVIOUS YEAR
Blue Jacket's Fantasy of Lights event, in its 24th year, broke its previous record of 20,680 cars enjoying the display in 2017, to topping out this year at 21,777 cars, with an estimated 109,000 people participating in the event over the last month and a half.
BLUE JACKET 2017 ANNUAL REPORT
See Blue Jacket's results in 2017 as well as those that supported the mission in our 2017 Annual Report.
BLUE JACKET, INC. NOW TRANSPORTING WORKERS TO HIGHER PAYING JOBS
Graduates of Blue Jacket’s 2-week Career Academy are eligible for shuttles that run to and from the job giving an opportunity to advance in their career pursuits.
FANTASY OF LIGHTS EXPANDS, BREAKS RECORDS
Adding to the total number of displays and the length of the route were just a few additions that engaged a record 20,680 vehicles, an estimated equivalence of 103,400 people. Attendance was 3% greater than the previous record in 2015 and 10% higher than 2016, even with frigid temperatures.
BLUE JACKET FANTASY OF LIGHTS ADDS DISPLAYS, FREE TREATS FOR FAMILY-FUN ATMOSPHERE
Fantasy of Lights, Tuesday-Dec. 31, has extended its driving route by a half-mile to 2 miles and added 10 displays, including those from Dana, Embassy Theatre and General Motors, said Tony Hudson, Blue Jacket executive director.
UNIVERSITY OF SAINT FRANCIS, BLUE JACKET CREATING DOWNTOWN FORT WAYNE POP-UP SHOP FOR HOLLY TROLLEY
University of Saint Francis students will use their business skills while learning to emulate Franciscan values to benefit Blue Jacket Clothing Co. and someone in the community to break a barrier to employment.
EMBASSY THEATER AND BLUE JACKET COLLABORATE TO CREATE NEW CLEANING SERVICES PROGRAM
The Embassy Theatre announced today a new partnership with Blue Jacket. The Embassy Theatre partnership is the first designed to provide both training and jobs, creating two full-time and at least 12 transitional 60-day jobs with permanent job placement in the community upon completion.
BOX IN: COULD NEW LAW LESSEN EX-CONVICTS’ JOB CHANCES?
Many states and hundreds of communities nationwide have enacted laws that prevent public employers – or, in some cases, private ones – from asking job applicants about their criminal history on an initial application form. Called “ban the box,” such measures are aimed at giving ex-cons a second chance.