Benjamin Pozniak

Benjamin Pozniak joined Penn Foster in 2013 and currently holds the role of Partner Solutions Manager for Government and Workforce partnerships. As a center advocate, Benjamin enjoys assisting partners and students to drive positive, successful outcomes.

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4 Ways to Encourage Local Businesses to Hire Your Youth Program’s Participants

Posted by Benjamin Pozniak on 5/24/16 10:30 AM

Youth employment rates are rising. The unemployment rate for young people fell to 10.3 percent in January, down from an all-time high of 19.5 percent in April 2010, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data reported in Trading Economics1. However, these gains are primarily among youth who are out of school; those who are trying to simultaneously go to school and work are still struggling to balance both demands, a Child Trends Databank report observes2. If your organization is trying to connect youth with jobs, the success of your program depends heavily on securing support from local businesses. Here are a few ways youth programs can make local businesses more motivated to hire their programs’ participants.

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Topics: Opportunity Youth, Youth Organizations

 

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