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This Youth-Run, Jazz-Themed Supper Club Focuses On Giving Second Chances To Those That Are Ages 16 To 22

The power of second chances can be seen at Old Skool Cafe in San Francisco, CA.

Samantha Dorisca

May 22, 2023

Senior Leader At Dropbox Under Scrutiny For Choosing 'To Prioritize Folks In Our BIPOC Communities' When Hiring

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are the buzzwords for many organizations. Companies across every industry are creating strategies and programs to ensure that current and future team members have a safe and equitable work environment. But, what happens when the majority thinks DEI initiatives hurt them?

Josh Rodgers

May 12, 2022

26-Year-Old Elijah Wallace Received 99 Rejections Before Landing His Dream Job On His 100th Application

Finding the ideal job is no easy feat. And with the pandemic rapidly shifting the job market, landing the job of choice has gotten more complicated. This narrative couldn’t be more accurate for people like 26-year-old Elijah Wallace. An accomplished graduate of Northwestern University in Chicago, Wallace landed his first post-collegiate role with JP Morgan – staying there for about two years before venturing off to pursue entrepreneurial endeavors as the founder of a watch company. However, Wallace found out what many other start-up founders already know – entrepreneurial life is a real grind and hustle. With profits taking too long to come in from his business, Wallace started exploring the job market again. As many know, Wallace admits this search was definitely a “process.” “[Applying for jobs] was a full-time job in itself; I networked on LinkedIn every day and applied for 100 jobs in finance and received rejection after rejection,” according to Wallace, as reported by Metro. “I...

Josh Rodgers

Apr 15, 2022

Dice's Q2 Tech Jobs Report Found that Tech Employment Opportunities Grew By 16 Percent

There was quarter-over-quarter solid growth in the tech jobs market, with a 16 percent increase in postings in this year’s second quarter. Dice, a tech career-building company, released findings of tech jobs in its latest report. As far as methodology, the company analyzed more than one million tech job postings between April and June 2021 and compared that analysis to the same data collected from January through March 2021. Burning Glass Technologies provided all of the data for Dice to analyze. There was tech job posting growth across locations, occupations, skills and employers in the U.S. from Q1 to Q2. Emerging tech hubs like Las Vegas, Sacramento and Nashville saw the most substantial growth, a press release states, and job postings from the top 50 tech employers remained high. “We are in one of the hottest tech job markets since the dot-com era, as evidenced by the upward trend in tech job postings since November 2020,” Dice CEO Art Zeile said in a press release. “What’s most...

Michelai Graham

Oct 2, 2021

How To Effectively Fill Out An Application And Land The Job

Nearly every employer uses a job application form as a part of the hiring process. Some employers use software known as Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS systems) to create online job application forms candidates must complete for consideration before they can be invited for an interview. Other employers will schedule phone, or even initial interviews, solely based on resumes and cover letters, but later, they will then ask a group of finalists to complete a job application to move forward. These job applications may seem redundant to candidates, but employers will usually submit them to a third-party background check service to verify employment dates, as well as check criminal history and credit score. Whether you find yourself applying for a position using an online job application form, or if you’re handed one after the first round of interviews, it’s important to complete your job application correctly to maximize your chances of landing a job offer. To do so, complete the job...


Jul 24, 2020

Actor Michael K. Williams is on a Mission to Help NYC Youth Secure Summer Jobs

While COVID-19 may have altered educational institutions across the country, it hasn’t eliminated the job market for young people. To keep young people active and motivated during this time, veteran actor and “The Wire” star Michael K. Williams is teaming up with nonprofit organization NYC Together to help source summer job opportunities for the youth of New York City, according to Because of Them We Can. This year, NYC Together will host a virtual program and employ youth to disseminate information to about 500,000 people residing in New York City. “The summer is almost here, y’all. And everybody from the hood knows that when school gets out, the murder rate goes up,” Williams said in a video posted on Twitter. Here with an important message for y’all about Covid & its impact on NYC’s Black and Latino youth. To help them stay safe & healthy this summer, DONATE to @NYCTogetherOrg & you could win a private Zoom with me & other folks from The Wire! Donate here:

Njera Perkins

May 15, 2020

Recruitment Platform Jumpstart Aims to Increase Diversity and Raised $8.5M in Funding

Jumpstart, the California-based recruitment platform that targets a younger job market, has reached an important milestone. The company just closed on its Series A funding round , raising a total of $8.5 million. The funding round, led by venture capital firm, Sequoia Capital enables the team to end the year on a positive note. Established in 2017, Jumpstart matches companies with entry-level talent. Candidates are sought largely for engineering positions, internships, and other early-stage roles. The approach seems simple enough, but Jumpstart offers a twist to the traditional recruitment paradigm. The company sets itself apart by using algorithms to comprehensively assess candidates, rather than viewing them from a more narrow lens. It also partners with universities and top companies seeking to fill junior positions, saving them considerable time. Jumpstart’s integrated resource model is more inclusive, preventing talented candidates from being overlooked based on the ranking of...

Emily Adeyanju

Dec 20, 2019