For Immediate Release:September 25, 2014 THE NATIONAL OPPORTUNITY SUMMIT FOCUSES ON YOUTH EMPLOYMENT February 2015 Event Brings Together Opportunity Nation, Business Roundtable, US Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Jobs...
More than four million positions are vacant right now in the United States. Businesses are looking at a future where their need for qualified people is only growing. The problem is, we're thinking about qualifications in the wrong way.
Today at the 10th Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) in New York City, the Ad Council in partnership with Year Up, the Employment Pathways Project, ConPRmetidos, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, New Options Project, and Opportunity Nation launched the national “Grads of Life” campaign to help businesses fill more than 4 million vacant positions within the United States with qualified workers.
Opportunity Nation has developed many economic indicators that can be correlated to county data. Most of the organization’s work has been in urban areas, but their representatives are interested in working with Addison County officials to add a more rural dimension to their research.