A coalition of more than 50 leading U.S. companies and foundations, known as the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative™, will host a day-long job and resource fair on May 3 at the Georgia World Congress Center.
Working with more than 75 community leaders and regional stakeholders including The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, The Center for Working Families, City of Atlanta, Georgia Department of Economic Development, Metro Atlanta eXchange for Workforce Solutions (MAX), Rockefeller Foundation, Schultz Family Foundation, United Way and others, the coalition is expected to help connect thousands of Atlanta-area youth to employment pathways with companies like including FedEx, Five Guys, HMS Host, Starbucks, Walmart, Yum! Brands and more. The job and resource fair itself will include hundreds of on-the-spot interviews and employment offers, and access to career resources, resume development, practice interviews, assistance creating online candidate profiles, as well as mentoring and coaching support.
About the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative™
The 100,000 Opportunities Initiative™ has created the nation’s largest employer-led private sector coalition committed to creating pathways to employment for young people. Companies engaged in the coalition help launch careers for young people who are just entering the workforce, including full- and part-time work, as well as internships, apprenticeships and on-the-job training. Each company is also committed to developing potential in youth who have some work experience but are looking to gain new skills that lead to successful careers. Please visit www.100kOpportunities.org.