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Expanding Employment Pathways through Impact Hiring

FSGLogoWhile overall unemployment levels have decreased over the past several years, economic opportunity has remained out of reach for some—including large numbers of youth. As the labor market has tightened, competition for entry-level talent has increased among employers. These factors underpin the value of impact hiring: talent practices that create business advantage through hiring and developing individuals who face barriers to economic opportunity.

FSG, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Walmart Foundation are supporting an exciting project to create learning opportunities for companies interested in impact hiring: talent practices that create business advantage through hiring and developing individuals from populations often facing barriers to employment.

The cornerstones of their project are Innovation Labs, a free fellowship-like program for pioneering companies to test impact hiring innovations while being provided access to consulting support, peer-to-peer cohort learning, and a communications platform to share best practice employment innovations improving their employment brand. Click here to learn more.