Jobs for young adults provide more than a paycheck; they also provide a sense of self-worth and community involvement. Deloitte supported Juma Ventures as it helped connect young people in need with jobs during a global pandemic.

Finding a job amid the economic fallout of COVID-19 can be challenging, especially in lower-income communities where there may be fewer opportunities, according to the Pew Research Center. Juma Ventures, a nonprofit dedicated to helping young people in need build job skills, couldn’t let this difficult economic reality get in its way. And Deloitte wanted to help.

Before the pandemic, Juma’s job program for young adults focused on connecting candidates with work at sports and entertainment arenas typically located in lower-income areas. With many of those venues closed due to COVID-19, Juma engaged Deloitte to help rework its business model and success metrics. To better match companies with potential employees, we helped Juma develop new ways to assess opportunities and gauge an applicant’s fit, as well as new outreach materials highlighting the importance of jobs for young adults and the value Juma brings to employers.

Juma Ventures is now better equipped to handle today’s challenges as it strives to connect employment opportunities with candidates who may be a great fit.

Juma’s job program for young adults is now better equipped to handle today’s challenges as it strives to connect employment opportunities with candidates who may be a great fit. Deloitte will continue to support Juma Ventures and our shared mission to help the next generation succeed, advance, and thrive in their careers.

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