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Companies offer 100,000 opportunities : Starbucks leads project to provide jobs for youths

Jul 13, 2015 - USA Today

A coalition of executives from some of the nation's largest companies, spearheaded by Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, pledged to hire 100,000 young Americans who have been shut out of the job market.

The 100,000 Opportunities Initiative, which launches Monday, aims to give a leg up to some of the estimated 5.5 million Americans, ages 16 to 24, who aren't employed or in school. Demographers and economists refer to the group as "disconnected youth."

Schultz, who pledged this year to hire...