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Coalition of 40 Top U.S. Companies Set to Launch Long-Term
Hiring Effort in Seattle to Bring Jobs to Opportunity Youth – 16- to
24-Year-Olds Who Are Not in School or Employed
of Interviews and On-the-Spot Job Offers Available at Free Hiring Event
at CenturyLink Field Event Center May 5 from 9 am to 4 pm.
Building on Similar Events in
Chicago, Phoenix and Los Angeles, the Initiative is Part of a National
Employer-Led Push to Hire at Least 100,000 Opportunity Youth by 2018
Largest Employer-Led Coalition for Opportunity Youth Welcomes
Accenture, Leisure Care, Panda Express, Services Group of America and
Ulta Beauty as Newest Members
Interested candidates are invited to register for free and pre-schedule their interviews for the May 5 hiring event at www.100kOpportunities.org/Seattle. Lyft, a member of the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative, will provide free rides up to $50 for candidates who are new Lyft passengers to help them easily access transportation to and from the event. Youth will also have access to more than 30 vital employment, educational and social services, including one-on-one resume and interview coaching; access to high school and equivalency through admissions to programs at the University of Washington; opportunities for civic engagement like voter registration and national service; the chance to build an online profile with LinkedIn’s experts; and more.
The 100,000 Opportunities Initiative’s work in Seattle will build on the success of similar hiring efforts in Chicago, Phoenix and Los Angeles.
To date, more than 25,000 youth have found jobs, internships or higher
education opportunities through the participating companies, of which
2,300 received on-the spot offers at the three hiring fairs. The
coalition will look to host more than 1,500 youth at the Seattle
Opportunity Fair May 5. Participating companies expect to make hundreds
of immediate job offers, as they did in the other cities.