Doing Good is Good for Business
Employers who have hired Opportunity Youth are seeing the business value.
Return on Investment
Employers across the country are sharing their business cases for why they see value in building Opportunity Youth talent pipelines.
Recruiting & Efficiency
Companies that create partnerships to hire Opportunity Youth have found business value in recruiting and hiring efficiency, including a decrease in interview-to-hire ratio, better pre-screening and assessment, and trial hiring periods.
Interview Costs & Pre-Screening
Onboarding & Training
Through partnerships with workforce training providers, companies have found business value in structuring pre-employment training and post-hire support.
Value: Hires are work-ready with professional and job-specific technical skills.
Ritz Carlton’s pre-employment training initiative has trained over 9,000 Opportunity Youth in basic hospitality.
Supervisor Support Post-Hire
Research has shown that companies with more diverse workforce's achieve better business results.
Employees Mirror Community & Customers
Access to Diverse Candidates
Retention & Productivity
Companies that hire Opportunity Youth have seen a positive impact on retention, employee engagement, and productivity.
Direct Turnover Costs
Employee Engagement & Leadership Development
Companies that hire Opportunity Youth have found opportunities to off-set labor costs through incentives, and other opportunities.
Wages, Compensation & Benefits Differentials
Government Workforce Incentives
Goodwill & Community
Companies that hire Opportunity Youth report an increase in goodwill and broader social benefits, including an improved reputation and reduced tax burdens.