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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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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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Build Your IT Talent Pipeline With This Untapped Population

Companies all across America are increasingly experiencing a shortage of skilled, entry-level IT talent. As a result, tech executives are having a difficult time hiring, which hinders their ability to expand and develop new technolo...

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How LinkedIn Is Working to Connect Hard-to-Reach Job Seekers With New Opportunities

News Deeply, in partnership with Sustainable Brands, has produced a series of profiles looking at how brands are tackling some of the world’s biggest challenges. The goal is to examine trends and gather insights from a new wave of c...

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