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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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Video Review: 100,000 Opportunities Initiative Employer Convening – Seattle

We are in the midst of a national crisis. 5.5 million young people in the United States between the ages of 16 and 24 are not in school or working. They need a chance to bridge the opportunity divide. We welcomed 1,500 young people...

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No diploma? No job? A team of educators, outreach workers and one former NFL player want to help

High school graduation rates in Washington, at five percentage points below the national average, are nothing to cheer. But our state is a ground-breaker in reconnecting dropouts with ways to earn a diploma after the fact.The sunny ...

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Closing the Wealth Gap for Families of Color

Research from the recent US Financial Diaries project has directed a much-needed spotlight on the economic challenges that low- and middle-income families face across the United States. Shocks that began in investment markets post-r...

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How Big Business Created the Politics of Anger

Companies are not squarely to blame for the anger and frustration that have so warped this presidential primary season. Nor are they entirely innocent. The growing economic inequality that polarizes U.S. politics is not merely the i...

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Employer Spotlight: Villa

VILLA is no stranger to engaging opportunity youth. Since its inception 27 years ago, this fashion retailer has emphasized hiring young men and women directly from neighborhoods where their stores operate. This is more than a way of...

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Employer Spotlight: Swiss Post Solutions

Swiss Post Solutions, Inc. (SPS), in the last 8 years has internally built a customized training academy, the SPS Leadership Academy (LA). The LA was designed to specifically recruit, train, and support younger workers as part of a ...

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100,000 Opportunities Initiative to Host Opportunity Hiring Fair in Seattle on May 5

100,000 Opportunities Initiative to Host Opportunity Hiring Fair in Seattle on May 5, Expanding a Nationwide Effort to Connect America’s Youth to Jobs Coalition of 40 Top U.S. Companies Set to Launch Long-Term Hiring Effort in Seat...

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More Than 1,000 Youth Offered On-the-Spot Jobs During 100,000 Opportunities Hiring Fair & Forum in Los Angeles

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 19, 2016 More Than 1,000 Youth Offered On-the-Spot Jobs During 100,000 Opportunities Hiring Fair and Forum in Los Angeles Biggest Job Fair of its Kind Kicks Off Long-Term Effort to Employ LA’s Oppor...

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100,000 Opportunities Initiative to Bring National Youth Hiring Movement to Los Angeles on Feb. 11

More than 30 national companies join forces with the City of Los Angeles and LA County to bring the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative to Los Angeles Fair kicks off a long-term effort to employ LA’s Opportunity Youth – 16-24 year o...

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