Video: A Starbucks Partner Hired at the First Opportunity Fair

Marking an unprecedented day of action for Chicago youth, the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative – the nation’s largest employer-led effort to hire at least 100,000 young Americans ages 16-24 who are out of school and work – kicked off its first-ever Opportunity Fair & Forum August 13, helping create pathways for the 4,000 youth in attendance.

Working with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle, the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership, and others, more than 30 companies delivered immediate impact by interviewing and extending 600 on-the-spot job offers.