Pizza Hut Joins Effort to Offer ‘100,000 Opportunities’ to Youths

Dallas — A coalition of businesses that has pledged to increase training and hiring for “opportunity youth” is nearly doubling in size and now includes Pizza Hut. The “100,000 Opportunities Initiative,” initially announced last month by Starbucks, now calls for 29 companies to help at least 100,000 young people ages 16 to 24 by 2018. The program will offer youths who face “systemic barriers to jobs and education” apprenticeships,...

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Making the Connections

I spend a fair number of hours this time of year going around in circles. I don’t necessarily mean in this space, though that may be the case, but rather on the riding mower trying to show the lawn who’s boss. The routine, while not without its challenges, has become, well, routine, and as such allows the mind the luxury of wandering and, perhaps, of making connections. Joan Goldstein, Vermont’s new commissioner of economic...

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