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Opportunity Onramps

The Bay Area is home to 1.1 million workers who are Skilled Through Alternative Routes (STARs) rather than through a four-year degree.1  Despite having in-demand skills, many STARs have been displaced during the COVID crisis. We’re calling on Bay Area employers to work together toward hiring at least 5,000 Bay Area STARs in full-time, middle-wage jobs by 2024.

Join us in building the future of talent in the Bay Area.

Bay Area STARs ready to transition to a better career can visit to find jobs & training near you.

Bay Area Opportunity Onramps is a new collaborative to help STARs recovering from the economic fallout of the past year by jointly addressing the needs of employers, job seekers, and training providers across the Bay Area.

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*STARs (noun) — There are 70 million adults in the U.S. who are Skilled Through Alternative Routes such as community college, workforce training, bootcamps, certificate programs, military service or on-the-job learning, rather than through a four-year degree. STARs include the majority of Black, Hispanic, and essential workers, as well as veterans.


Bay Area Opportunity Onramps employers gain access to our new Stellarworx online talent platform, which leverages Workday’s skill cloud to help employers find, vet and hire local STARs that both meet their need for skilled talent and are essential to achieving an equitable economic recovery.

One Site. Many STARs.

The Stellarworx talent marketplace aggregates untapped tech talent all in one place. Finding, screening, and hiring non-traditional talent has never been so easy.

A smarter way to find your match

Using the criteria that you specify, we can help deliver your dream shortlist faster. The higher the candidate’s “match score”, the more likely you are to have found your next STAR employee.

A better way to screen candidates

Make a more informed decision about a candidate’s skills (even the so-called “soft” ones) based on the ratings, reputation, and feedback given by a knowledgeable third-party — the people who trained them.

You can’t always see them…

Is your business at risk of disproportionately screening out African Americans, Latinx, rural Americans, and other diverse communities by requiring a four-year college degree?

but every business needs a STAR.

Hiring non-traditional talent doesn’t mean compromising on performance. In fact, 68% of employers say STARs are at least as productive as employees with a four-year degree.3

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  1. Source: American Community Survey, University of Minnesota Integrated Public Use Microdata Sample, 2020

  2. Source: Opportunity@Work & Accenture Reach for the STARs Study, 2020

  3. Source: Harvard Business School, Accenture & Grads of Life Study, 2016-17, p. 23