Impact Hiring: How Data Will Transform Youth Employment

The Rockefeller Foundation, Incandescent and Knack released the findings of a study on the potential of data-driven hiring approaches to expand employment opportunities for disadvantaged youth in the United States. Hannah Kuchler covered the study in an article in the Financial Times. Youth unemployment in the United States is an intractable problem, especially for the vulnerable segment of “opportunity youth”: young people between the ages of 16 and 24 who are neither in school nor work. Existing programs to address this challenge are expensive and difficult to scale, underscoring the need for a radically different approach to effect change at the ecosystem level…(read more)