Month: October 2016

Using a multi-strategy approach to retain OY

EMPLOYER SPOTLIGHT: Walmart A year into the 100,000 Opportunities Initiatives, coalition companies are focusing on how they can better hire and retain opportunity youth. When it comes to retention there are no silver bullets or sho...

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Making The Case For Hiring Opportunity Youth

Co-authored by Willa Seldon and Vikki Tam. Three years ago, we set out with the Rockefeller Foundation to address a very challenging question: With nearly six million youth out of school and out of work (termed “opportunity youth”)...

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Opportunity Youth at Work

Launched in August 2015, the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative is the nation’s largest employer-led coalition focused on supporting opportunity youth—16-24 year olds who are out of work and not in school—by connecting youth to employ...

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Best in Class Strategies for Entry-Level Employee Retention

FSG, a nonprofit, mission-driven consulting firm, recently conducted a short research scan of employer practices that lead to improved retention of entry-level employees, particularly opportunity youth. This research sought to ident...

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Pizza with purpose: MOD gives ex-cons a second chance

Scott and Ally Svenson weren\'t planning to become entrepreneurs again. The husband-and-wife team had already created two food empires: Seattle Coffee Company, which they sold to Starbucks (SBUX), and Italian restaurant chain Carlu...

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