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NEO Initiative improves job opportunities for 150,000 youth in Latin American and the Caribbean
30 June 2017

NEO Initiative improves job opportunities for 150,000 youth in Latin American and the Caribbean

Today the leaders and partners of New Employment Opportunities (NEO) hosted a dialogue to explore sustainable, large-scale solutions to the challenge of youth employment in Washington, D.C. Notable speakers and panelists included Brigit Helms, General Manager of the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF); William S. Reese, President & CEO, International Youth Foundation (IYF); and Mary Snapp, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft.


Financial Times Special Report: Youth Employment (2017)
30 June 2017

Financial Times Special Report: Youth Employment (2017)

This publication is a special report published in the April 21, 2017, edition of the Financial Times. It includes articles touching on various topics related to youth employment, and the lead story features a quote from IYF CEO Bill Reese.


A Conversation on Innovations in Youth Employment: Insights from the NEO Initiative
30 June 2017

A Conversation on Innovations in Youth Employment: Insights from the NEO Initiative

The leaders and partners of the New Employment Opportunities (NEO) initiative are hosting a dialogue to explore sustainable, large-scale solutions to the challenge of youth employment. Learn how this regional initiative is driving change for hundreds of thousands of young people in Latin America and the Caribbean.


Where are all the skilled workers in Latin America?
29 June 2017

Where are all the skilled workers in Latin America?

The U.S. and Latin America and the Caribbean increasingly have many things in common—sluggish economic growth, declining faith in their political institutions, growing income inequality, and the inability of the private sector to find the workers they need. This last challenge is particularly troubling; having a qualified labor pool is a prerequisite for economic dynamism, social mobility, improved incomes, and political cohesion.


Youth & the Future of Work
29 June 2017

Youth & the Future of Work

For too many young people in Latin America and the Caribbean, the path to employment is fraught with challenges. For too many businesses in the region, finding qualified young people proves difficult. Innovations in Youth Employment: Insights from the NEO Initiative, held in Washington, DC, in late April, examined how to align youth, school, training, and employer needs to connect youth with opportunities and bridge the skills gap.


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