Introducing Stellarworx

Stellarworx is a faster way to match trained professionals who are Skilled Through Alternative Routes (STARs) with inclusive employers that are ready to hire.

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STARs: Skilled Through Alternative Routes

Millions of Americans are locked out of better jobs simply because they lack a four-year degree. Yet these workers have skills that companies desperately need  – skills they developed through military service, in training programs, at community colleges, on the job, or through other alternatives to college. It’s time for more employers to recognize and value individuals who are Skilled Through Alternative Routes (STARs).

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We're re-wiring the labor market so that STARs can work, learn and earn to their full potential.

Our Approach

At Opportunity@Work, we envision a world where STARs have a fair chance to achieve the American Dream — with fulfilling jobs, rewarding careers, and better lives for themselves and their families.

Here’s how we’ll realize that vision:

Awaken

We are awakening companies to the value of STARs’ talent. 

With a community of partners, we are gathering, sharing, and publishing data-driven insights that raise STARs’ visibility and change perceptions of workers without a four-year degree.

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Connect

We are connecting employers with STARs.

We are connecting employers with training providers and STARs through the rapid scaling of our online marketplace which will make it faster and easier for employers to hire STARs.

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Accelerate

We are accelerating learning and investment in support of STARs.

We are inviting partners to share insights, and test solutions on behalf of STARs, sharing what we learn with the entire workforce development field. 

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Our Partners

Opportunity@Work appreciates the vital support from our partners and supporters.

Latest Updates

Not All Boats: Why Hispanic STARs Get Left Behind — and How Employers Can Change That

According to our findings, 80% of Hispanic workers — including the 13.5 million Hispanic STARs — are screened out of the U.S. labor force by four-year degree requirements.

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How Businesses Can Drive the Systemic Change They Say They Want

Want to help advance diversity and inclusion? Start by removing unnecessary degree requirements from the hiring process.

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New Collaborative Calls Upon Bay Area Employers to Create Career Opportunities for All

Workday Foundation, JFF, Opportunity@Work, SkillUp Coalition Launch Bay Area Opportunity Onramps to Help 5,000 Workers Without College Degrees Restart Their Careers

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