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Opportunity@Work and the Ad Council Call on Companies to Join New, Rapidly Expanding Collaboration to Remove Barriers to Economic Mobility for 50% of U.S. Workers Article Image

Opportunity@Work and the Ad Council Call on Companies to Join New, Rapidly Expanding Collaboration to Remove Barriers to Economic Mobility for 50% of U.S. Workers

More than 20 corporate and nonprofit partners have already joined the effort to champion more inclusive, skills-based hiring practices for the 70+ million workers Skilled Through Alternative Routes (STARs)

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New Program to Connect to Skilled, Regional Talent in Northeast Ohio Launched by Youngstown State University and Social Enterprise Opportunity@Work Article Image

New Program to Connect to Skilled, Regional Talent in Northeast Ohio Launched by Youngstown State University and Social Enterprise Opportunity@Work

Partnership will place YSU’s Workforce Division program graduates at leading employers, starting with Ultium Cells, through national nonprofit’s job platform Stellarworx

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Opportunity@Work Adds Two Business Leaders to its Board of Directors Article Image

Opportunity@Work Adds Two Business Leaders to its Board of Directors

Karan Chopra, COO at Cervest, and Rhonda Morris, CHRO at Chevron, join board as national nonprofit expands across regions and industries to unlock opportunity for the 70+ million U.S. workers Skilled Through Alternative Routes (STARs)

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New Research Reveals Limited Career Opportunities Experienced by Black Workers Skilled Through Alternative Routes (STARs)

New research by Opportunity@Work finds Black workers without bachelor’s degrees are disproportionately excluded from middle- and high-wage jobs; identifies untapped pathways to economic mobility for Black STARs

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Majority of U.S. Workforce Needs 30 Years On-the-Job to Earn a College Graduate’s Starting Wages

New insights reveal degree discrimination’s negative impact on employers and the 70+ million workers Skilled Through Alternative Routes (STARs)

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Social Enterprise Opportunity@Work Announces New Leadership Roles to Accelerate STARs Movement

Nonprofit names three strategic leaders to executive team; continuing rapid expansion this year

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Talent Development Leader Joins Social Enterprise Opportunity@Work

Bridgette Gray, former Chief Impact Officer at Per Scholas, joins nonprofit to connect companies with qualified talent and to support career pathways for STARs

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Leading Social Enterprise Opportunity@Work Names Chief Technology Officer

Workforce development nonprofit says Kelcey Reed will drive tech solutions for employers seeking STARs talent – the 70+ million workers Skilled Through Alternative Routes

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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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Economic Mobility Leaders Join Forces to Meet Growing Demand for Workers Skilled Through Alternative Routes

Opportunity@Work announces the acquisition of LaborX to accelerate equitable economic recovery; expand opportunity for the more than 70 million STARs

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New Research Finds Workers Without Four-Year Degrees Not Realizing Wage Gains Despite Having the Skills for Higher-Wage Work; Identifies 51 Job Roles that Unlock Economic Mobility

Landmark analysis of O*NET and Bureau of Labor Statistics data provides employers a way forward to inclusively hire workers Skilled Through Alternative Routes (STARs)

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California’s Online Community College Taps National Workforce Nonprofit to Help Move 8.4 Million Californians into Higher Wage, More Secure Careers

Against a backdrop of COVID-19 jobs crisis, Opportunity@Work and Calbright College team up to help Californians develop the skills to succeed in well paid, in-demand jobs

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Opportunity@Work Announces Tech for Good Partnership with Workday to Help Improve Economic Mobility for Workers

April 15, 2020

New marketplace platform looks to leverage Workday technology to help hire and place job seekers who are Skilled Through Alternative Routes (STARs) at scale

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New Analysis Identifies Hidden Talent Pool of 71 Million Skilled Workers in U.S. Without College Degrees

March 12, 2020

Groundbreaking analysis from Opportunity@Work and Accenture suggests that employer degree requirements are excluding millions of skilled workers; questions long-standing assumptions about the causes of wage inequality, skills gaps

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Opportunity@Work Celebrates TechHire Initiative First Anniversary, Hires Director of TechHire

March 8, 2016

Today, the White House marked the one year anniversary of TechHire with an announcement that 15 new communities are joining the initiative.

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The TechHire Ecosystem Thrives

September 9, 2016

TechHire, an initiative created to expand local tech sectors across the country has received thriving support from communities, partners, and employers committed to help close the opportunity gap by training, supporting and hiring underrepresented and overlooked tech talent.

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Opportunity@Work President And Co-Founder Byron Auguste To Keynote The National Initiative For Cybersecurity Education (Nice) 2016 Conference And Expo

October 27, 2016

Opportunity@Work President & Co-Founder Byron Auguste will provide the keynote address for the NICE 2016 Conference and Expo being held in Kansas City, MO on Tuesday, November 1st 2016.

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National Techhire Initiative Grows To 71 Communities Across The Us, Creating Pathways To Economic Prosperity For All Americans

December 1st, 2016

The National TechHire Initiative just announced 20 TechHire communities will be joining the movement to create pathways for more Americans to access well-paying tech jobs and expanding local tech sectors across the country.

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Opportunity@Work – New Stage, Same Mission

March 22, 2017

Opportunity@Work operated as a program of New America and is pleased to announce the successful conclusion of its “incubation” stage, and the start of a new stage

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Opportunity@Work Announces Support from Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

November 30, 2017

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s support will assist Opportunity@Work in expanding access to career opportunities so that all Americans can work, earn, and learn to their full potential

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