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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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April 18, 2017 in Updates

Coalition of Top U.S. Companies to Host Texas’ Largest Opportunity Youth Hiring Fair on May 19

With youth unemployment in Dallas one of the highest in the nation, the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative™ will host an unprecedented day-long jobs and resource fair in Dallas, kicking off a…

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November 15, 2016 in Articles

A Running Start: How Gap, Old Navy And Banana Republic Help Teens & Young Adults Land That All-Important First Job

By Brian SodomaOriginal article found here Growing up in San Francisco public housing, Cal Montejano saw his immigrant parents work long hours at fast-food jobs and struggle to make ends…

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November 4, 2016 in Articles, Uncategorized

Connecting Unemployed Youth with Organizations That Need Talent

The trend sees big companies such as CVS Health, State Street, and American Express evolving small hiring programs for opportunity youth, driven by corporate social responsibility, into core business strategy . The strategy offers them a rare trifecta: It’s good for the company, youth, and society.

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November 1, 2016 in Articles, News

Opportunity Youth Find a Career Path at Starbucks

Ethan, Prisma and Fabiana walked away from the Opportunity Youth Fair and Forum in Phoenix last fall with job offers from Starbucks. After a year on the job, the three young adults say they’ve received something even more vital and far-reaching: opportunities.

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