Making youth employment work: essential elements for a successful strategy


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Author: Ditkoff, Susan Wolf; Seldon, Willa; Daniel, Diann


Youth employment is a hot topic not only in the nonprofit world; savvy business leaders also know that training young workers holds the key to US competitiveness and their own business success. Young workers help businesses boost revenue, drive innovation, add workforce diversity, fill critical skills gaps, and create a robust talent pipeline. Yet while many companies are interested in unlocking the promise young people hold, most don’t know how to create a successful youth employment strategy. In fact, while 40 per cent of US employers struggle to fill more than five million open jobs,...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Youth; Employment; Economics; Participation; Outcomes; Skills and knowledge

Keywords: Competition; Barrier; Recommendations; Human capital

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: Washington, District of Columbia: US Chamber of Commerce Foundation, 2015

Physical description: 28 p.

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Resource type: Paper

Document number: TD/TNC 121.476

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