I would add to the challenges the Research Team has identified- inequitable social capital- whether it’s LinkedIn research about being 12x more likely to land a job with a referral or our about the mentoring gap and its alignment with risks, apart from talent, social capital is such a huge driver of workforce opportunity from getting in a union, to apprenticeships to re-training to unpaid opportunities that eliminate folks and don’t offer onramps.
This is not to say certain folks don’t have social capital, it’s that they may not have the social capital that unlocks job opportunities. We need to find scalable ways to disrupt.
We are working with LinkedIn and others (Project Basta, Braven, Beyond 12, Year Up, Coop) on ways to positively re-wire networks and address this. All things to consider within the equation and such a huge part of navigating successfully.