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By 2022, the Department of Labor predicts that there will be more than 1.3 million jobs opening in computer and mathematical occupations.
Yet, the classes and projects offered to Opportunity Youth in the United States lack engagement and applicability, while the barriers of entry of entry-level jobs in tech are ever-increasing with trends towards automation replacing current entry-level work entirely.
This also creates a lack of diversity in the tech field, especially in tech leadership, which is highly detrimental considering diverse companies benefit from better performance, more engaged employees, and higher talent retention rates according to a report by McKinsey.
8% of people age 16-24 in the United States were unemployed in 2019, and young people hold 40% of jobs that could potentially be eliminated due to automation.
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