The 100,000 Opportunities Initiative helps businesses in Chicago and around the nation build and maintain their talent pipelines, connecting them with young job seekers, filled with promise and ready to work.

Are you a young person looking for your next job?

Is your company looking to increase hiring, retention, and advancement?

Our Employers

We’re building a team of national employers, community organizations, and local government in Chicago, committed to closing the employment gap, so everyone wins.

Our first-ever Opportunity Fair & Forum in Chicago was met with great success, bringing thousands of youth together with employers and services to interview for jobs, access career resources, work on resumes, and receive coaching.

3500
opportunity youth attended
600
job offers were extended on the spot
30
employers participated

Chicago Community Partners

Our work in Chicago is done in concert with local partners who are committed to fostering the talent of young people and building our country’s workforce.

We are proud to partner with:

Thrive ChicagoChicago Cook Workforce Partnership

Join the Movement

Is your company ready to harness the skills, passion, and potential of one of Chicago’s fastest growing talent pools?

We want to connect with you.

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