Month: August 2016

100,000 Opportunities Initiative Exceeds Goal and Hires 100,000 Opportunity Youth In First Year

Employer-led coalition achieves goal two years ahead of schedule; Aligns with rest of sector to help one million young people in the next five years SEATTLE (August 31, 2016) – The 100,000 Opportunities Initiative, the country’s la...

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Phoenix Starbucks launches youth training program

A new job-training program and community room debuted at a Phoenix Starbucks on Thursday as part of an ongoing initiative to grow the local economy and help youth who are unemployed and not currently in school...(read more)

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Build Your IT Talent Pipeline With This Untapped Population

Companies all across America are increasingly experiencing a shortage of skilled, entry-level IT talent. As a result, tech executives are having a difficult time hiring, which hinders their ability to expand and develop new technolo...

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How LinkedIn Is Working to Connect Hard-to-Reach Job Seekers With New Opportunities

News Deeply, in partnership with Sustainable Brands, has produced a series of profiles looking at how brands are tackling some of the world’s biggest challenges. The goal is to examine trends and gather insights from a new wave of c...

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Swiss Post Solutions Presents Best Practices at Prestigious Panel on Innovation in the Development of Young Employees

The “Adapting to the Future of Work” Conference convened employers, employer intermediaries, trade associations, local philanthropic organizations and young prospective employees to address how businesses can adapt to advances in te...

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Starbucks, Nordstrom, TOMS And Others Commit To Employing 100K Youth

For a more positive picture of what’s going on in the U.S. that reflects a serious commitment among top business leaders to serve the underserved, I was excited to learn about a new endeavor called The 100,000 Opportunities Initiati...

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The Walmart Foundation and Aspen Institute Announce $5.5 Million Grant to Create Career Pathways for Retail Workers

According to the National Retail Federation, the retail industry supports one in four American jobs, for a total of 42 million jobs, with future growth anticipated. The Walmart Foundation and Aspen Institute are working together to ...

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Two Shifts We Must Make To Advance Economic Mobility

The chief purpose of our nation’s education and workforce system is to make economic mobility possible for all Americans. While there are many drivers of economic mobility, educational attainment is a considerable contributor...(rea...

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Impact Hiring: How Data Will Transform Youth Employment

The Rockefeller Foundation, Incandescent and Knack released the findings of a study on the potential of data-driven hiring approaches to expand employment opportunities for disadvantaged youth in the United States. Hannah Kuchler co...

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Throwing Out the Resume: How a Switch to Competency-Based Hiring Can Increase Youth Employment

With the help of a few innovative solutions providers and tech firms, many companies have started to answer that question by re-imagining what a new age of hiring could look like. In a recent Wall Street Journal article, “The Boss D...

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