Grads of Life Blog

How the White House is Helping Stem the Summer Opportunity Gap

An event launching a new White House initiative aimed at narrowing the opportunity gap had President Barack Obama feeling nostalgic. The day before, he had published an “Influencer Post” on LinkedIn about his first job as an employee at Baskin-Robbins that read, “while I may have lost my taste for ice cream after one too many free scoops, I’ll never forget […]

The Real Jobs Tragedy in the US: We’ve Lost the Skills

Co-Authored by Joe Fuller and Matt Sigelman With a final deal reached on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), prepare for another cacophony of protest in Congress that America is signing away jobs to other parts of the world. The naysayers will be overlooking one small fact. Even without trade pacts, America bled away hundreds of thousands of jobs […] Read More

Do Well and Do Good: Artemis Real Estate Shares How Hiring At-Risk Youth Pays Off

“Change starts one person at a time. It is our responsibility as business leaders to be an asset in the communities where we live and work. We partner with organizations like Urban Alliance to provide exposure, training and mentoring opportunities to talented students traditionally under-represented in the real estate industry.” ~Deborah Harmon, Co-Founder and Chief […] Read More

5 Reasons Why Your Business Needs Interns

Internships are a great way to build your company’s talent pipeline and boost employee engagement. Company internships range from hosting a few interns to structuring a large-scale program that usually involves partner organizations. Regardless of business size or the industry, developing a great internship model doesn’t cost a lot of money. Here are 5 key business benefits […] Read More

The 5.8M Young Adults We’ve Been Overlooking

Here are the facts: Opportunity Youth are the 5.8 million young adults in this country who are out of school and seeking work. Ironically at a time of high unemployment—when two-thirds of employers can’t find qualified workers to fill open non-managerial roles—these young adults are still being overlooked by traditional hiring methods. Due to challenging […] Read More

Los Angeles Employers Meet With 6,000 Potential New Hires

Past the winding line of anxious attendees, down the hall decorated with oversized displays of quotes ranging from Maya Angelo to Common, and through a black curtain is Ariel Flowers. You can’t miss her. She’s beaming with excitement and carrying a bright orange purse. It’s 10 o’clock in the morning and Flowers has already landed […] Read More