Employment and Jobs

Starter Jobs

June 13, 2018  • Institute Staff

Despite reports that the US job force is strong, there are nearly five million 16-to-24-year-olds without jobs. The Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions tackles the long-standing inequities that hold this segment of the population back. The forum recently released three new publications that highlight areas for improvement. Opportunity Lost? investigates the ways federally funded programs—like Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and Pell Grants—can be challenging to use and hard to combine. Shift Happens examines initiatives around the country that help young adults succeed. Finally, Including All Voices explores local approaches that recognize youth and young adults as agents of their own growth and development.