REACH FOR THE STARs
Realizing the Potential of America’s Hidden Talent Pool
More than 70 million workers are Skilled Through Alternative Routes (STARs). Many STARs have the skills today to perform higher-wage work.
Who Are STARs? As we move towards recovery, it’s important to understand STARs’ potential to move into better-paying jobs.
NAVIGATING WITH THE STARs
Reimagining Equitable Pathways to Mobility
STARs comprise the majority of our essential workforce, but they continue to experience wage decline and limited upward mobility. Promising job pathways can bridge this opportunity gap.
The Gateway Jobs That Can Open Opportunity For Workers Skilled Through Alternative Routes
Six Million Black STARs Have the Skills for Higher Work Right Now
Millions of Black workers have the experience employers need for an equitable recovery. Skills-based hiring can help businesses fill open roles with high-quality Black talent.
Employers Can Write the Next Chapter In Black History By Extending Opportunity To Black STARs
Across Most Essential Roles, STARs Are The Majority
Two-thirds of essential workers are “Skilled Through Alternative Routes.” As we work to recover, the rich, untapped talent pool of STARs’ skills is critical — and essential.
Black STARs Have Always Been Essential, But Will We Recognize It?
Smart Employers Aim for Hispanic STARs
Hispanics represent nearly one in five workers in the workforce. Expanding opportunities will increase economic mobility for Hispanic workers as it sets companies up for success.
Getting Hispanic STARs the Skills and Supports they Need to Succeed