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As black jobless rate soars, Year Up and partners Merck, Amazon and others offer career development

By: Sharon Epperson on Jun 5, 2020

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports a persistent unemployment gap between Black, white, and Latino workers, reflecting disparities in education and workforce development opportunities. Merck, Amazon, and Bank of America are among the 250+ corporations partnering with Year Up, a nonprofit aimed at closing thie Opportunity Divide. Year Up focuses on creating inclusive talent pipelines, partnering with corporations like Bank of America, LinkedIn, and Salesforce to advance workforce diversity initiatives. Additionally, Year Up's Opportunity Navigator website, part of its Grads of Life initiative, aids in developing scalable solutions to impact young workers.

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