More than five years have passed since the end of the Great Recession, yet 5.6 million young Americans between the ages of 16 and 24 are out of school and out of work. At the same time, businesses are struggling to fill millions of job vacancies, which are critical to both a company’s success and overall economic growth.

The U.S. Youth Employment Action Network grew out the CGI America 2014 meeting announcement of Job One—a Clinton Foundation effort to create new economic opportunities for youth in the United States through CGI Commitments to Action.


  • Identify and discuss sustainable corporate policies to engage unemployed youth to meet frontline company demands
  • Build new public-private partnerships to address youth employment
  • Mobilize CGI members to expand initiatives focused on sustainable career pathways for unemployed or at-risk youth

Selected Commitments

Jive for Jobs: Supporting Opportunity Youth
Commitment by: Jive Software; partners
In 2014, Jive Software ('Jive') committed to launch a global youth employment initiative to provide career training and mentorship opportunities to underserved youth in the United States and Israel. Read more »


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