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Talent is No. 1

With more than 10,000 employees and millions of agent front line associates serving the needs of our customers in 200 countries and territories, talent is key to our success and growth. Western Union operates from a position of strength – and it starts with our people. I’m proud that we’re being recognized for our commitment to developing WU’s employees around the world. Our innovative and dedicated teams in HR, led by our talent chief, Richard Williams, have created best-in-class learning ...

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The Traveler’s Secret to a Good Night’s Sleep

Whether it’s scratchy sheets at a hostel in Bangkok or a bone-chilling night at Joshua Tree National Park, every budget traveler comes across challenging sleeping conditions. If you’re headed on a new adventure, discover why a set of travel liners should come along for the ride.   What Are Travel Liners?   Travel liners are sleep sacks that line bedding and sleeping bags. They’re a lightweight solution for comfort, warmth, and germophobia. Travel liners are generally made ...

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The Best Destination and Decade for Your Personality

If time travel was real, would you hop in a time machine and go? What if it could take you anywhere in the world? From the first Olympic Stadium in Athens to the front row of a Beatles concert in Liverpool, we’re taking an era-by-era trip to the best destinations throughout history based on your personality type.   Scandinavia     Era: 710-1100 Personality Type: Explorer Vikings were the original pirates. Literally. Originally used as a verb, ‘Viking’ is an ...

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Overcoming Long Distance: 9 Tips for Making It Work

Conflicting time zones, lonely nights, heartbreaking goodbyes – long-distance relationships can be tough. While 14 million couples claim to be in a long-distance relationship, 40 percent of those end in breakups. But there are ways you and your partner can overcome the long-distance scaries.   1. Communicate with Apps Living apart makes staying in touch difficult – and expensive. Try one of these free apps to make it work:   Skype: With internet connection, you can call, message, and video chat anywhere in the world ...

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The Step-by-Step Guide to Moving Abroad

So you’ve landed your dream job overseas or settled on a gap year abroad? You’re in for an exciting – and challenging – change. But don’t let the logistics of moving take away from the experience. Make your transition as stress-free as possible with our step-by-step guide.   Before You Move   1. Figure Out Your Finances If you’re a U.S. citizen, moving abroad doesn’t take you off Uncle Sam’s radar. As an expat, you’ll ...

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Meet Oliver, a University of Denver Student & 2017 WU Scholar Recipient

Oliver is one of 174 WU Scholars recipients selected to receive a USD $2,500.00 scholarship from the Western Union Foundation for demonstrating academic excellence, as well as perseverance, aspiration and community-mindedness. The WU Scholars Program is a global program focused on supporting students around the world to pursue an undergraduate education in the areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), business and entrepreneurship. Oliver is using the scholarship to continue his studies in business, entrepreneurship and real-estate – and he plans to continue ...

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Western Union® Locations Open in Puerto Rico

Looking for an agent location to pick up cash in Puerto Rico following the devastating effects of the hurricane? We want to help. Present conditions make it impossible to know exact hours or even if agents open yesterday will be open today, but we want to share what information we do have to help you, your friends, and your family get access to cash. Below is a list of agents that processed transactions recently.  We will update this list periodically ...

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Western Union’s enduring history in Denver

Western Union‘s connection to Denver goes back 154 years, creating a deep bond between WU and the community to the city where our global headquarters has been located since 1995. In October 1863, the Pacific Telegraph Company, which subsequently merged into Western Union, completed building a wire along the South Platte River from Denver to Julesburg – up in the northeastern corner of Colorado – to connect to the Transcontinental Telegraph.  Before the two hundred mile line was built, telegraph messages in the area ...

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Jewelry Lover’s Pilgrimage: 10 Dazzling Destinations

Projected to produce $300 billion in global sales by 2020, it’s no question that the international jewelry industry is flourishing. While jewelry can transform any drab outfit, its symbolism means so much more. Each piece tells a story from the moment it leaves the maker to the second it’s on your body. So whether you’re a collector or an avid window shopper, take your next shopping trip beyond the local boutiques to one of these jewelry districts around the ...

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MAPPED: The Top Immigrant Population in Each Country

According to the United Nations, a staggering 244 million people lived outside their country of birth in 2015. That’s roughly 3.3 percent of the global population, an increase of 41 percent from the year 2000. If the world’s migrant population formed a new nation, it would be the fifth largest.   Of course, in reality migrants are dispersed throughout the world. Their movement is part of the international shift towards globalization. In a 2016 BBC poll, 51 percent of respondents in 18 different countries identified more ...

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