31 Oct '16, 1pm

One year later, opportunity youth find a career path at Starbucks

Ethan, Prisma and Fabiana walked away from the Opportunity Youth Fair and Forum in Phoenix last fall with job offers from Starbucks. After a year on the job, the three young adults say they’ve received something even more vital and far-reaching: opportunities. More than 500 attendees of the Phoenix event were extended immediate job offers by 25 participating companies, including Starbucks, which has also hired new partners (employees) at job fairs conducted by the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative in Chicago, Los Angeles and Seattle. Starbucks is a key driver of the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative, the country’s largest employer-led coalition committed to creating pathways to meaningful employment for young people . The coalition hit its goal of hiring 100,000 opportunity youth – the population of 16- to 24-year-olds who are out of work and not in school – in August, two y...

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