Connecting Employers and Young Job Seekers
We’re closing the employment gap so everyone wins
The 100,000 Opportunities Initiative is a broad coalition of employers and community partners committed to hiring opportunity youth and helping businesses thrive.
Our nation brims with five million opportunity youth, ages 16-24, out of school, ready to work, and filled with potential. With 7.1 million job openings, employers seek strong talent.
We’re connecting these youth to jobs, apprenticeships, and internships, and helping businesses build their talent pipelines.
Our Evolving Strategy
Our goal is for a million opportunity youth to be hired by 2025.
To help define the work ahead, we’re releasing a report, Looking to the Future: Assessing Success & Charting a Path Forward, to assess our accomplishments and develop steps for success.
We’ve built a powerful coalition of more than 55 nationwide employers.
Since 2015, we’ve been working in seven demonstration cities, launching large hiring fairs and job retention efforts to connect employers and opportunity youth. The process is supported by local organizations that provide skills training, education services, and case management to ensure success in hiring and retention.
News and Updates
10 Ways to Safely Help Your Community During Covid-19
Like many of you, the 100K Opportunities team finds itself coping with the global health crisis by looking for ways we can help others. The Corporation for National & Community…Read More
National Youth Hiring Day – By The Numbers
The 100,000 Opportunities Initiative partnered with Get Schooled to execute the largest job fair, digital or physical, in its five-year history on Thursday, May 7th. Nine employers and four program…Read More