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Creative Solutions Through Diversity

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On the 17th floor of LinkedIn’s headquarters overlooking San Francisco’s city skyline, nine business and human resources leaders from varying industries gathered to talk about diversity—in a city with an economic and moral imperative to ensure all of its citizens can contribute to and benefit from its unbelievable rapid growth. Featured speakers at the inaugural

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Employer Spotlight with Chipotle Mexican Grill’s Marie Davis

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LeadersUp’s Employer Spotlight Series highlights companies that are helping to end the youth unemployment challenge in the United States, and at the same time, achieve organizational success with talent pipelines of qualified Opportunity Youth. Opportunity Youth are the 5.5 million young adults ages 16–24 years old who are unemployed, not in training, and not in school during

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Building Pathways to Success for Boys and Men of Color

As I walked through the “Invest in Youth: Pathways to Success Boys and Men of Color (BMoC) Career Summit” at the Oakland Convention Center, I was filled with pride at seeing hundreds of young men of color, their faces full of excitement, and ready to take the first step towards a path to success. As I spoke to these young men, I sensed a strong sense of readiness from the stories they shared. They told me what motivated them to wake up early; to be the first ones in the building and get in line.

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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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