Employment and Jobs

Expanding Employment Pathways through Impact Hiring

January 17, 2017  • UpSkill America

UpSkill America is an employer-led movement to expand opportunity for America’s workers and allow our economy and communities to thrive. As part of our mission to advance the upskilling movement, we are pleased to share the following news featuring one of our partners.

While overall unemployment levels have decreased over the past several years, economic opportunity has remained out of reach for some—including large numbers of youth. As the labor market has tightened, competition for entry-level talent has increased among employers. These factors underpin the value of impact hiring: talent practices that create business advantage through hiring and developing individuals who face barriers to economic opportunity.

FSG, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Walmart Foundation are supporting an exciting project to create learning opportunities for companies interested in impact hiring. The cornerstones of their project are Innovation Labs, a free fellowship-like program for pioneering companies to test impact hiring innovations while being provided access to consulting support, peer-to-peer cohort learning, and a communications platform to share best practice employment innovations improving their employment brand. Click here to learn more.

We are delighted with this announcement and commend FSG, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Walmart Foundation for joining a growing list of organizations committed to advancing the upskilling movement.

Walmart and Walmart.org are supporters of UpSkill America, an initiative of the Economic Opportunities Program.


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