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Youth Employment

Jobs for Youth: A Winning Strategy to End Global Poverty

Bill Reese | Posted 10.08.2014 | Impact
Bill Reese

The world's young people -- both this generation and the next -- will face a truly stark reality unless a far higher level of attention, resources, and commitment to action is mustered to combat rising youth unemployment.

The Most Overlooked Opportunity in American Business Today

Paul Kendrick | Posted 11.24.2014 | Business
Paul Kendrick

More than four million positions are vacant right now in the United States. Businesses are looking at a future where their need for qualified people is only growing. The problem is, we're thinking about qualifications in the wrong way.

Best Summer Internship Ever

Jack Lund | Posted 10.26.2014 | Impact
Jack Lund

While we hope you enjoy this funny short, we also encourage businesses, NGOs, and community organizations to bolster their internship and youth employment programs to help propel the city and the nation's young people onto positive career paths.

Here's Why You Don't Need A 'Normal' Job

Jaylen Bledsoe | Posted 10.01.2014 | Teen
Jaylen Bledsoe

No matter how many times I hear, "Sorry, I can't Jaylen, I have to work," I can't get over the feeling of wanting to simply say, "Maybe it's time to start your own company, just like I did."

This Is What Happens When You Introduce 'Troubled' Black Youth To Theater

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 05.24.2014 | Black Voices

Upworthy asked the question "what happens when you put a bunch of troubled teens in the same acting class?" The answer to it is every bit inspiring as...

WATCH LIVE: Building Opportunities For Young Adults

Posted 05.12.2014 | Impact

Watch Live at 12:15pm EST. Young adults and teens face significant challenges in finding quality employment in today's economy. The employment rate...

Tunisia's Donor Assistance Glossed Over Sectors Related to Economy

Mehrunisa Qayyum | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics
Mehrunisa Qayyum

With Tunisia's new technocratic government taking office as caretaker, economic reform remains one of the legacy challenges since Ennahda won power in 2011.

Creating a Pathway to Action

Oliver Libby | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact
Oliver Libby

Let's take a note from entrepreneurship culture and tell students: "Everyone says you are a leader of tomorrow, but you can start now, because we need you today!"

How Can Sports Help to Promote Youth Employment?

Matthieu Cognac | Posted 03.10.2014 | Sports
Matthieu Cognac

Understanding how soft skills that can be developed through sports -- for example ethics, attitudes and communications -- are relevant to the world of work provides an interesting perspective on youth employability.

Kids Have To Think About Work-Life Balance Too

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on Youthradio.org, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. 20 year-old Jonathan Anabo takes on many ...

7 Things No One Tells You About Your First Job

tv | Posted 07.10.2013 | Teen

By Elisa Mala Every job comes with its ups, downs, and growing pains. And however confident the girl in the cubicle next to you seems, trust us: Sh...

WATCH: Former Obama Cabinet Member Shares Youth Job Tips

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 07.02.2013 | Impact

Melody Barnes revealed some new ideas about the youth unemployment problem at the Aspen Ideas Festival. Barnes, who served as President Obama's for...

Summer Resumes

Jeff Danziger | Posted 07.30.2013 | College
Jeff Danziger

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The New Problem: The 40 Percent

Reuters | Posted 06.30.2013 | Business

NEW YORK, April 30 (Reuters) - More than 40 percent of recent U.S. college graduates are underemployed or need more training to get on a career trac...

The Language of Youth Empowerment

Urban Alliance | Posted 05.04.2013 | Impact
Urban Alliance

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifMany areas of Washington, D.C. are described in ways that don't accurately reflect the true character of the residents, but are still applied indiscriminately.

Open Letter to D.C. Youth

Urban Alliance | Posted 04.29.2013 | Impact
Urban Alliance

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif Stressed about my future, my friend who was a senior at the time told me that he was interning at the World Bank with a program called Urban Alliance (UA).

WATCH: Why Employers Can't Find Workers While 75 Million Youth Are Jobless

Posted 12.10.2012 | Education

Around the world, governments and businesses face a conundrum: high levels of youth unemployment and a shortage of job seekers with critical skills. ...

Grim Findings On Youth Unemployment, Education

The Huffington Post | Emmeline Zhao | Posted 01.29.2013 | Education

Nearly 6.5 million U.S. teens and young adults are neither in school nor working, according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The re...

Interview: Secretary Clinton's Special Adviser for Global Youth Issues

Natalia Brzezinski | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics
Natalia Brzezinski

Zeenat Rahman knows the "demographic youth bulge is an opportunity not a burden." She promotes positive youth engagement and meaningful interactions through story-telling, policy initiatives and private sector partnerships focusing on mentorship and entrepreneurship.

Youth Employment Turning the Corner in 2012

Sec. Hilda Solis | Posted 10.21.2012 | Business
Sec. Hilda Solis

As young Americans all across the country head back to a new school year, I'm excited to say that many more will take with them lessons learned through summer jobs.

Empowering And Educating Our Youth Through Summer Jobs

Susan A. Buffett | Posted 10.17.2012 | Impact
Susan A. Buffett

Here in Omaha, we've partnered with two other local foundations, the university and city government to support a summer employment program for youth ages 15-18 with no prior work experience who live in the most impoverished neighborhoods.

Why College Grads Aren't Employable

Liz Ryan | Posted 10.10.2012 | Parents
Liz Ryan

Employers aren't stupid (except the ones that crow "We only hire Ivy Leaguers!"). They know that kids who know who they are, what they want, and how to deal with life on the ground make the best new hires.

The Rules Of The Game

Jon Whitmore | Posted 09.25.2012 | Education
Jon Whitmore

Studying still matters. Hard work still matters. Passion still matters. But unless we help our young people develop the world-class skills required by our global economy, there's a good chance it won't work out. And that's a tragedy for everyone involved.

The Apprentice

Kane Sarhan | Posted 09.23.2012 | College
Kane Sarhan

Apprenticeships could be a successful solution for both the American student and economy. As the American economy matures and the demands of the job market change, so must our methods of education.

Summer Jobs Set The Framework For Future Success

Kerry Sullivan | Posted 09.18.2012 | Impact
Kerry Sullivan

This summer, teenagers are going to be looking for work, but about one in five won't find a job. The teen unemployment rate -- currently at 23.7 percent nationally -- is the highest for any group in the U.S.