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OHUB ANNOUNCES HISTORIC PARTNERSHIP WITH THE ACTONE GROUP TO INCREASE THE DIVERSITY OF THE STEM WORKFORCE
OHUB is advancing its mission to ensure everyone has access to STEM jobs by joining forces with the ActOne Group, a global employment and workforce management company founded by Janice Bryant Howroyd. Howroyd is the first African American woman to build and run a billion business, which includes AllSTEM, a staffing company focused on placing talent with the STEM related skills OHUB helps members develop.
“It is thrilling to partner with OHUB as we work to ensure everyone has access to skills and career paths from which they may flourish and that our clients need,” says ActOne Group Founder and CEO, Janice Bryant Howroyd. “We share a passion for activating the potential of every individual.”
According to the US Department of Commerce demand for STEM related jobs grew 6 times faster than non-STEM related jobs over the past decade, and demand is expected to grow an additional 8.9 percent by 2024.
These jobs are highly compensated paying an average of 29 percent more than non-STEM jobs, but despite high demand and a true opportunity to create pathways from poverty to the middle class and beyond, there is a persistent lack of ethnic diversity in STEM fields.
Data from the Pew Research Center found that black workers make up 11 percent of the US workforce, but only 9 percent of STEM workers. The underrepresentation is even starker in Silicon Valley where blacks make up just 3 percent of the total workforce.
OHUB is working to change this. As featured in a recent Harvard Business Review article, thousands of college students and career changers from all backgrounds, particularly students of color that are actively enrolled at over 250 colleges and universities have joined OHUB since June 19th to level up their tech and non-technical skills, access in demand careers in tech, identify startup entrepreneurship resources, access early stage capital and receive information on exclusive investment opportunities traditionally reserved for the affluent.
Current skills development provided by OHUB include resume development, technical and non-technical interviewing and negotiation skills, over 150 hours of software development and data science bootcamp prep from WeWork’s Flatiron School, HubSpot’s marketing, sales and CRM admin training, startup entrepreneurship courses, financial and investor education, a new blockchain and cryptography course and HBCU@SXSW.
“Opportunity Hub is incredibly excited for the opportunity to partner with Janice, Brett and the entire global team at ActOne, AppleOne and AllSTEM to ensure that our ecosystem members (student, career and beyond) have the greatest opportunity to be hired and create wealth in the innovation economy,” says Rodney Sampson, Chairman & CEO, Opportunity Hub. “The future of work and opportunity for people of color, particularly those from socially disadvantaged communities, requires these types of innovative collaborative partnerships.”
OHUB will help its members secure great jobs by connecting work-ready talent with a personal AllSTEM or AppleOne recruiter. The recruiter will provide personalized career-ready assessments as well as job placement and other related resources to OHUB members.
“Since 1964 we have focused on talent. And this focus has kept us at the forefront of what skills are in demand and what opportunities are evolving in the world of work,” says AppleOne President Brett Howroyd. “Right now, there is a STEM Revolution, and our organization is proud to launch AllSTEM as a critical agent in the STEM ecosystem. Connecting companies of all sizes to the talent who will support bringing their business models to reality.”
Students and career changers can join OHUB below.
Companies desiring to hire authentically diverse talent can inquire below.
ActOne Group is a global enterprise that provides employment, workforce management, and procurement solutions to a wide range of industries, Fortune 500 organizations, local and mid-market companies, and government agencies.
AllSTEM creates powerful connections for STEM Professionals and Employers. Taking a people first approach, AllSTEM focuses on guiding the progression of careers and transformation of businesses.
Opportunity Hub (OHUB) is the world’s leading inclusive innovation (tech), entrepreneurship (startup) and investment (multi-generational wealth) ecosystem building platform to ensure multi-generational wealth in historically disadvantaged communities.
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Aspiring innovators, entrepreneurs and investors apply for membership to OHUB to access our skills development programs, career opportunities, high growth company building resources, funding and investment opportunities to build multi-generational wealth. Companies, foundations, municipalities, startup organizations, influencers and advocates desiring to increase their investment in authentic internal and external diversity, equity and inclusion fund and sponsor the programs, jobs and investments. Today, our members don’t pay to participate; yet, they pay it forward.