Monday, January 27, 2014

‘60 Minutes’ highlights how Year Up is reducing joblessness in the US

Fourteen million good jobs will go unfilled in the next 10 years. At the same time, 6.7 million young adults have the talent companies are looking for but don’t have the opportunity to start these careers. This dilemma is widely known as the opportunity divide, and its Year Up’s mission to close it by training young, often disadvantaged, job seekers to have the skills necessary to succeed in the positions companies are looking to fill.

60 Minutes” highlighted this mission and more in its segment on Year Up last night. It illustrates how young people are thriving as a result of the Year Up program nationwide, and the positive impact the program has made on Fortune 500 companies’ talent acquisition efforts. Since its founding in 2000, Year Up has served over 8,000 young adults. To learn more about Year Up, watch the segment in its entirety below.

Thanks so much to “60 Minutes” for featuring the Year Up program! For eligibility requirements and to learn more about Year Up at Peirce College, please click here.