4.6 million Americans between 16 and 24 are out of school and also not working. Often referred to as Opportunity Youth (OY), these young, motivated workers are a vital and untapped resource looking to fill millions of open roles. In fact, retention rates for opportunity youth are up to 300 percent higher than for their entry-level peers. Many young people, however, are unaware that opportunities are available, nor are they aware of the steps they need to take to secure these jobs. At the same time, employers often lack strategies to effectively recruit, train and retain young workers who face systemic barriers on their path to employment.
With Atlanta being at nearly full employment while continuing to see record job growth, we must leverage all potential talent sources. Helping Atlanta’s Opportunity Youth connect with training and services to obtain and retain employment, is critical for region, jobseekers and employers.
OpportunityATL will hold its next Job & Resource Fair for our region’s youth on Wednesday, August 14th, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Impact Center in East Point, Georgia.
By the Numbers:
- 37+ Employers
- 1200+ jobs that need to be filled
- 380+ jobs available for hiring on-the-spot
- 20 Employers conducting on-the-spot interviews
Free On-Site Services for Jobseekers:
- Resume Review and Interview Coaching
- Find Your Fit at Goodwill, free professional blazers & job services
- 5 Mobile Computer Labs for on-the-spot applications, provided by WorkSource Metro Atlanta
- Free parking
- Restorative Justice Expungement Program
Participating Companies: 2020 Census, Anderson Merchandisers, Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Bank of America, Carmax Auto Finance, CKS Packaging, Inc, Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, Coffee Café, Coffee Cafe LLC, Comcast, Convoy, CSS Healthcare Services, Delta Airlines Global Services, Dunkin Baskin, Emory University, Enterprise Rent A Car, FedEx Ground, First Step Staffing, Five Guys, Goodwill of North Georgia, Graphic Packaging International, Hire Dynamics, Kaiser Permanente, Lanier Parking Solutions, MARTA, New York Life Insurance Company, Norred & Associates, PagerDuty, Primerica, Russell Landscape, Starbucks, The Coca-Cola Company, Tip Top Poultry, UPS, Verizon Wireless, Waffle House, Inc., and Wells Fargo
Register at www.OpportunityATL.org/job-fair.
Click here for a post about the launch of OpportunityATL.