Employers who have invested in employment pathways to train opportunity youth report measurable benefits that include:
From Fortune 500s to savvy start-ups, innovative employers are boosting ROI and changing the lives of opportunity youth. See how everyone benefits:
Explore four employment pathways with demonstrated results in building pipelines of skilled talent.
Nonprofit, education, faith-based and government organizations can work with you to build a source of entry-level talent through employment pathways for young adults with atypical resumes.
As more and more employers announce their commitment to build employment pathways to meet staffing needs, find out the steps they are taking and how you can join them.
Our friend over at FSG and Walmart recently joined forces to publish Investing in Entry-Level Talent: Retention Strategies. The report highlights 4 evidence-based strategies for effective retention and advancement, backed by 14 practical suggestions for implementation as exhibited by companies like The Container Store, Verizon Wireless, Gap Inc., Wegmans Food Markets, and many others.
The White House has announced some of the largest employers in the United States—including Walmart, Hilton, AT&T, Delta Airlines and more—have signed on to the #FirstJob Compact. These companies have committed to take a look at their hiring practices to identify ways to connect more of our nation’s young people to early career opportunities.
In collaboration with the initiative, Grads of Life has released two tools (the Business Case Framework and a Partnership Management Tool) to support your company in incorporating Opportunity Youth into your talent pipelines.
The 100,000 Opportunities Initiative, the country’s largest employer-led coalition committed to creating pathways to meaningful employment for young people, announced that it has met its goal of employing 100,000 Opportunity Youth in first year. Learn more here.
CEB, an insight and technology company, recently released an Employer Playbook to help businesses recruit, hire, and develop tech talent from non-traditional sources. The free playbook is designed to provide private and public employers with best practices and tools to evaluate and improve their current technology talent hiring practices. To read the Playbook, click here.
Starbucks is teaming up with more than a dozen companies to hire 100,000 mostly low-income, 16-to-24-year-olds as apprentices, interns and part- and full-time employees by 2018. “We’re not displacing jobs, but creating incremental opportunities in most of these companies,” Mr. Schultz said in an interview. Learn more about the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative here.
SK Food Group is featured in Columbus Business First for their partnership with LeadersUp and how it is helping them fill hundreds of new jobs while giving unemployed, out-of-school youth the opportunity to advance in Ohio. Read the article here
“We are excited to partner with other foundations, employers, training providers, government bodies and nonprofit organizations to improve career pathways for people in retail and adjacent sectors,” said Kathleen McLaughlin, president of the Walmart Foundation, senior vice president of Corporate Affairs. http://bit.ly/1GxIOWs
On February 26, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation released a white paper titled, “Making Youth Employment Work: Essential Elements for a Successful Strategy,” at the 2015 Opportunity Summit. The paper was developed in collaboration with The Bridgespan Group and provides employers with strategies on how to forge new and customized pathways for developing young talent as part of their overall business strategy. http://bit.ly/1E9NJim
@Starbucks CSR Ex: #oppyouth are “needed as part of our labor pool. We won’t be able to fill the jobs” without them. http://bit.do/Y7yS
EY and MENTOR released “Mentoring: at the crossroads of education, business and community,” which looks at how top US businesses work with the public and non-profit sectors to provide youth in their communities with transformative mentoring relationships. The report examines the business benefits and offers best practices for businesses looking to start mentoring opportunities or businesses interested in expanding their existing programs. http://bit.do/Y7yA
View Secretary Hillary Clinton’s invitation to join her in the launch of the Grads of Life PSA campaign: “I am asking employers, educators, non-profits, community leaders to join me and the Grads of Life campaign in this bold agenda to grow our economy and to create new opportunities for tomorrow’s leaders.” http://bit.ly/1riIRih
Sep 16 @tomfriedman on the power of #mentors: http://nyti.ms/1tIb2Xw