Microsoft has joined the “100,000 Opportunities Initiative” along with other Seattle-based companies to provide jobs to young people in need of work between the ages of 16 and 24.
Other companies joining the initiative include Starbucks, Walmart, Porche, CVS Health, JCPenney, Target, Walgreens, Taco Bell, Macy’s, along with several others. The organization will be working with other existing programs in various cities all over the United States to provide work to young people by 2018. The organization mainly focuses on those who don’t have the best education or work history.
The 100,000 Opportunities Initiative says its goal is to be “the nation’s largest employer-led private sector coalition focused on helping young people build skills and attain credentials, while connecting them to employment.” The organization started in August of last year, and has already partnered with several multi billion dollar corporations, and they expect that more will join them in the future.