Jamie Kahns | Market Executive, Bank of America Sarasota-Manatee
Our team is committed to Sarasota-Manatee. This is our home, and we will only have sustained success if the people and businesses of our community succeed.
Sarasota-Manatee is your home. It’s ours, too.
We are committed to helping our communities thrive - dedicating our resources to address the issues that matter most in each community where we live and work.
How we’re boosting the fight against hunger in Sarasota-Manatee
We’re committed to supporting our employees’ health and safety and to addressing our local communities’ most critical needs. That’s why we donated $100 to local hunger-relief organizations for each Bank of America employee in the U.S. who let us know they’ve received a booster shot.
Through this effort, our team in Sarasota-Manatee recently presented All Faiths Food Bank with a check for $25,000Footnote*. We’re proud to be able to help our community as we work together to move forward.
CareerEdge bridges skills gap in Southwest Florida
The CareerEdge program pursues two goals: Help local businesses in Southwest Florida fill critical gaps in their workforce and prepare local residents for in-demand, higher-paying jobs in fields like health care, manufacturing, plumbing and other skilled trades through on-the-job training, classwork and scholarships. Because of this initiative created in 2010 by CareerEdge Funders Collaborative, some 6,000 workers have been trained for skilled trades, and more than 8,000 have earned degrees or certifications that help secure better-paying jobs. To date, the program boasts a nearly 100% placement rate. Bank of America is a proud founding funder and has donated $200,000 to help CareerEdge make a powerful impact, which includes a new Where Are the Jobs? guide published in partnership with two Local College Access Network organizations in Sarasota and Manatee counties.