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Hundreds Receive On-the-Spot Job Offers at D.C. Opportunity Fair, Accelerating a National Employer-Led Initiative to Hire 1 Million Opportunity Youth by 2021

In a single day, the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative™, the nation’s largest employer-led effort to hire opportunity youth, extended job offers to more than 1,000 youth at the D.C. job fair on Sept. 20 Since launching in 2015, the ...

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America’s Leading Companies are Coming Together on Sept. 20 for the D.C. Opportunity Fair in an Ongoing National Initiative to Connect Youth to Jobs

The 100,000 Opportunities Initiative™ – a coalition of more than 50 leading U.S. companies – will host a day-long job and resource fair for Opportunity Youth at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Sept. 20, hundreds of on-...

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Building on Success in Dallas, the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative™ Looks Ahead to the Washington, D.C. Metro area with Goal to Hire 1 Million Opportunity Youth across the U.S. by 2021

700 On-the-Spot Jobs Are Offered at the Dallas Opportunity Fair on May 19, building on progress from similar efforts in Chicago, Los Angeles, Phoenix, and Seattle With more than 100,000 hires to date, the nation’s largest corporate...

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Coalition of Top U.S. Companies to Host Texas’ Largest Opportunity Youth Hiring Fair on May 19

With youth unemployment in Dallas one of the highest in the nation, the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative™ will host an unprecedented day-long jobs and resource fair in Dallas, kicking off a long-term effort to hire and engage young ...

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A Running Start: How Gap, Old Navy And Banana Republic Help Teens & Young Adults Land That All-Important First Job

By Brian SodomaOriginal article found here Growing up in San Francisco public housing, Cal Montejano saw his immigrant parents work long hours at fast-food jobs and struggle to make ends meet. Montejano knew he wanted to pursue a c...

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Connecting Unemployed Youth with Organizations That Need Talent

Gap Inc. understands both hiring math and competitive strategy when it comes to filling entry-level jobs in its 3,000-plus Gap, Banana Republic, and Old Navy stores. Across the U.S., nearly 6 million entry-level jobs will be created...

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Opportunity Youth Find a Career Path at Starbucks

October 31, 2016 Community & Responsibility. This article comes from the Starbucks newsroom. Ethan, Prisma and Fabiana walked away from the Opportunity Youth Fair and Forum in Phoenix last fall with job offers from Starbucks. A...

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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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