Expanding opportunity to ensure more American workers have jobs that help build a hopeful future for themselves and their families
For too many people within the United States today, the American Dream is out of reach—and millions of workers are seeing that hard work alone does not translate to a stable, middle-class life that uplifts future generations. We are working with employers, workers, and policy experts to create more equitable economic conditions for all.
We are currently advancing this effort through our work on Impact Hiring, which we’ve applied to help young people access stable employment and career-building jobs, and help employers address critical talent challenges. We are also advancing gender inclusivity in the workplace through our 100×25 campaign, which aims to bring more women to the C-suite by 2025. Looking ahead, we will help ensure American workers have the tools and support they need to compete and thrive in a changing world.
It is no secret that women have historically faced greater barriers than men when it comes to fully participating in the economy. Across geographies and income levels, disparities between men and women persist in the form of pay gaps, uneven opportunities for advancement, and unbalanced representation in important decision-making. Women in leadership, however, have proven to be beneficial for both the company and individual employees.
While overall unemployment levels have decreased over the past several years, economic opportunity has remained stubbornly out of reach for some. The unemployment rate for younger workers remains more than double the national average. For these young people, failure to gain an early foothold in the labor market can translate to a lifetime of lower earnings, family and community instability, and a host of other challenges.