On June 20, 2017, in cooperation with the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative, the University of Southern California (USC), and local business and community partners, LeadersUp hosted a career expo and hiring fair on-campus at USC. LeadersUp joined forces with USC’s Office of Civic Engagement to provide an event that was community-based, accessible to residents of Los Angeles, and open to all job seekers — including older adults (24+). As a continuation of the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative mission to connect motivated talent to career opportunities, the Net Opportunity Career Expo (Net Opp Career Expo) provided a one-stop shop for participants to network with companies, prepare for interviews and secure real employment opportunities.
The following report provides analysis and key insights about the strategic design of the event, its attendees, their needs, employer partners, and concludes with considerations for continuous improvement of the program. As a talent intermediary focused on bridging the divide between businesses looking to find and keep talent — and the 5.5 million young adults who are not in school and not working — LeadersUp is consistently pushing to generate new ideas and implement more effective strategies to create career pathways connected to industry and communities. Complete the registration form to download the entire report.