Opportunity NOW Launches Employer Recruitment Effort
At a launch event held at Emma Inc. for Opportunity NOW, Mayor Megan Barry praised support from local businesses and called on more business and community leaders to join the effort of providing paid summer jobs for Nashville’s youth next summer.
“Opportunity NOW will be most successful with public, private and not-for-profit organizations collaborating to connect our youth to opportunity and jobs,” said Mayor Barry. “Employers serve as the foundation of this initiative and the key to providing meaningful worksites, engaged supervisors, and quality opportunities for young people. I’m calling all local businesses to join us as Opportunity NOW partners, and help us make a difference in the lives of Nashville’s youth.”
Opportunity NOW is a coordinated initiative launched by Mayor Megan Barry to provide young people in Davidson County access to employment. In Nashville, we have seen fewer and fewer teenagers and young adults working during the summers and after-school. At the same time, Nashville employers across various industries are concerned about the lack of “soft” skills among their youngest employees—skills most readily learned through actual work experience.
Read more from the Mayor’s office: http://www.nashville.gov/News-Media/News-Article/ID/5895/Opportunity-NOW-Launches-Employer-Recruitment-Effort.aspx