Zynga

5:42pm

Wed August 15, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

Shrinking the skills gap for unemployed young adults

Year Up alumnus Breyana Scales at colorful entrance to offices of video game giant Zynga.
Sayre Quevedo, Youth Radio

Even with almost 13 million Americans out of work, companies still complain that they have open positions that go unfilled because they can’t find the right talent. One organization thinks it’s found a solution to the skills gap problem. It’s helping young people who have a high school diploma or GED find jobs in growing sectors of the economy like technology and high finance.

Two years ago Breyana Scales says she was stuck between a dead end job painting kids’ faces at a theme park while trying to get through college.

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