WASHINGTON, Oct. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, October 11, The White House and President Obama announced the #FirstJob Hiring and Recruitment Compact. The Compact, aimed at proposed new investments to help young people secure year round and summer employment, is vital to insulating against unemployment and underemployment for youth aged 16 to 24.
The #FirstJob Compact represents a commitment from businesses and corporations across the country to implement best practices in the areas of recruitment, hiring, and the support and creation of jobs for out-of-work and out-of-school youth.
As a founding member company of the #FirstJob Compact, Enlightened is dedicated to hiring 75 Opportunity Youth over the next 3 years. Enlightened has a proven track record of mentoring and hiring Opportunity Youth from communities in and around the Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia areas. Both high school and college students have benefited from their involvement in Enlightened internship and summer youth employment programming that works to further engage young people in IT.
"Enlightened will continue to engage, and execute strategies that will improve the on-boarding of Opportunity Youth and increase program retention rates; with a goal to grow and expand online training programs and opportunities for mentorship that will create stronger career pathways for young people," said Antwanye Ford, President and CEO of Enlightened.
Enlightened is an award winning company that provides Cyber Security, IT and management solutions to resolve complex business problems for federal, state, and local government agencies. Enlightened holds GSA IT-70 and MOBIS schedule contracts, HUBZone and Small Business certified by the U.S. Small Business Administration, and rated CMMI-DEV Level 3 and CMMI-SVC Level 2 by the CMMI Institute. For more information please visit www.enlightened.com.
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