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Resources: Reaching Out To Underserved Talent Communities

  • May 24, 2017

Dr. Arthur Langer, Founder of Workforce Opportunity Services was my guest on the DriveThruHR podcast and presented some terrific information for employers who are interested in reaching out and creating talent pipeline to underserved communities via a holistic and systemic solution.

Workforce Opportunity Services (WOS) is a next-generation nonprofit organization that transforms early career professionals by cultivating their talents. We connect leading companies with a network of thousands of ready-to-work professionals who reflect diverse communities and customers. Our partners rely on our expertise to recruit, educate, and train employees with the highest potential who will remain committed to their work over the long term.

Every day, we promote upward mobility, professional success, financial independence, and lifelong learning. Our flexible and highly customized services help companies identify, prepare, and assimilate the skills of veterans and underserved jobseekers. We offer hands-on support services to ensure that promising employees stay on a steady career path.

Launched at Columbia University in New York City, our scientifically-based program offers cutting-edge research and analytics in partnership with top-tier academic institutions. Since our founding in 2005, we have partnered with more than 50 corporations in 35+ locations across the U.S.

Check out the TedX speech here and the podcast here.