The chief purpose of our nation’s education and workforce system is to make economic mobility possible for all Americans. While there are many drivers of economic mobility, educational attainment is a considerable contributor.
The Rockefeller Foundation, Incandescent and Knack released the findings of a study on the potential of data-driven hiring approaches to expand employment opportunities for disadvantaged youth in the United States. Hannah Kuchler covered the study in an article in the Financial Times.
It’s no secret that today’s young adults are facing the biggest youth unemployment crisis of our time. With nearly six million 16-to-24-year-old Americans out of school and out of work, it’s time we get smarter and more innovative about recruitment and hiring for this valuable population. So what does that look like, exactly?
More than 25,000 young adults in King County are neither employed nor in school. Most do not have a high school diploma. But there are some bright spots on the horizon.