We’re looking for businesses committed to developing our workforce and matching the right talent to the right job. You’re committed to helping get these youth on a path to careers through work experiences, mentorship or training.

Your participation is an investment into the long-term success of Colorado’s economy. Let’s keep Colorado competitive and find a solution to our growing workforce gap.

We offer you a personal, tailored experience:

You’ll work one-on-one with Talent Pipeline Director Lorena Zimmer to:

  • Identify available positions in your company and the necessary skills needed
  • Identify core competencies that youth need prior to an internship or job with you
  • Identify jobs that can be filled immediately vs. jobs that you can tailor for opportunity youth (jobs can be full-time, job shadows, internships or other work experience)
  • Identify the youth who are ready for your work opportunities

I was inspired to get involved with the Opportunity Youth Initiative because it both helps us as a company and helps the youth who work with us. I strive to provide meaningful work for them because I was once in a similar position seeking my first career opportunity in a challenging job market. I hope more businesses in the Denver metro area will participate in the Opportunity Youth Initiative and provide great job opportunities to this youth demographic.

Helene Kwong

CEO and Founder, Hashtagitude

For More Information Contact

Lorena Marquez Zimmer
Talent Pipeline Director
(303) 620-8064

Want to improve your youth hiring?

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