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Hope is Something the Future Needs

Myriah Smiley

Myriah Smiley is a 19-year-old young woman who is a LeadersUp associate and attended our 2017 Noah’s Bagels career skills cohort training. She attends Los Angeles Trade-Technical College and is majoring in Small Business for Entrepreneurship. Her goal is to open her own bakery in San Francisco. On August 5, she will compete in the

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Jobs for Disconnected Youth and Talent for Suppliers

Jobs for Disconnected Youth and Talent for Suppliers

In the United States today, many companies are in a “talent war,” struggling to find skilled workers to fill entry- to advance-level positions. At the same time 5.8 million young people between the ages of 16 and 24 are not in school and not working—a population the size of Maryland or Wisconsin (and larger than 30 other states). This demographic is often referred to as “opportunity youth,” and the disconnect between employers and this uncultivated talent is widening the talent divide.

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