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The 100,000 Opportunities Initiative aims to bridge the opportunity divide for the 5.5 million Americans, aged 16 – 24, who are out of school and not working. With millions of job openings, employers are looking to hire strong talent
We forge connections between employers and the employees they need. Closing this gap creates pathways for opportunity youth while meeting critical business needs and strengthening our economy

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October 14, 2016 in Resources

Best in Class Strategies for Entry-Level Employee Retention

FSG, a nonprofit, mission-driven consulting firm, recently collaborated with the Walmart Foundation to conduct a short research scan of employer practices that lead to improved retention of entry-level employees, particularly opportunity youth. This research sought to identify post-hire employer practices with a strong evidence base and demonstrated results.

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October 13, 2016 in Articles

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 Carluccio’s. They thought they were done.

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August 31, 2016 in News, Updates

100,000 Opportunities Initiative Exceeds Goal and Hires 100,000 Opportunity Youth In First Year

Employer-led coalition achieves goal two years ahead of schedule; Aligns with rest of sector to help one million young people in the next five years SEATTLE (August 31, 2016) –…

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August 29, 2016 in News

Phoenix Starbucks launches youth training program

A new job-training program and community room debuted at a Phoenix Starbucks on Thursday as part of an ongoing initiative to grow the local economy and help youth who are unemployed and not currently in school….

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