US DOL Youth Employment Works

Watch the Youth Employment Works Summit to hear from U.S. Departments of Labor, Commerce, Education, and Transportation and other critical partners on what is needed to make sure #YouthEmploymentWorks.

The U.S. Department of Labor, led by the Employment and Training Administration, is putting a priority focus on youth and young adult employment and workforce development. To do this, the Department launched the Youth Employment Works strategy to center young people at the heart of the workforce development conversation. This strategy will focus on efforts that can:

mapDeliver a "no wrong door" youth workforce system that offers seamless access to supportive services and workforce development opportunities for youth and young workers.

handsIncrease public and private commitments to youth and young adult career pathways, such that businesses, employers, labor organizations, training partners, and philanthropy across all sectors invest in high-quality pathways for young people, building a strong basis for the future workforce.

moneyOffer guaranteed paid work experiences so that ALL young people, especially opportunity youth, can access and participate in high-quality, career pathway aligned work experiences that are safe and age appropriate.

Join Us! The U.S. Department of Labor invites you to share your story in response to the Youth Employment Works Call to Action. Join The U.S. Department of Labor in accelerating systems change and advancing silo-busting strategies across the youth employment ecosystem. Tell us how you're partnering with, investing in, or otherwise supporting the workforce system in using innovative and promising strategies to open up opportunities for all young people.

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