Category: Articles

Second Chance Business Coalition Working to Lower Barriers to Employment for People with a Criminal Record

With one in three Americans having an arrest or conviction record that can significantly impact their ability to get a job, a group of employers and national organizations recently launched the Second Chance Business Coalition to ex...

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Mathematica’s New Report and Tracking Tool Reveals Inequalities in Youth Employment Exacerbated By the COVID-19 Pandemic

At the height of the pandemic, the youth unemployment rate was more than double that of the general adult population. As the country recovers, BIPOC youth face greater inequities than past recessions. Mathematica, with support from...

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Entry-Level Work as a Stepping Stone, Not an End Point

ON FEBRUARY 10TH 2021, BURNING GLASS TECHNOLOGIES, WITH SUPPORT FROM THE SCHULTZ FAMILY FOUNDATION, RELEASED A REPORT EVALUATING THE POTENTIAL FOR ENTRY-LEVEL WORK AS A STEPPING STONE, NOT AN END POINT, FOR A CAREER. AS THE U.S. NAV...

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Why Employers Should Connect To Opportunity Youth In 2021

In a new piece published by Forbes, Executive Director Charles Hiteshew makes the case for corporate hiring of opportunity youth and discusses our 20 For 20 Challenge. Read the article here.

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Jobs initiative aimed at young people in Atlanta

[caption id=\"\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"750\"] The city is joining with a private sector group for a job fair on May 3. Experts say that a disproportionate share of young people are not in the labor market. Here, a job fair...

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Several major American companies to help ‘thousands’ of Atlanta youth find jobs

By Phil W. Hudson  – Staff Writer, Atlanta Business Chronicle A coalition of more than 50 U.S. companies including FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT), Starbucks Corp. (Nasdaq: SBUX) and Wal-Mart Stores In...

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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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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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