An America United Partner, Opportunity@Work Launches STARs Public Sector Hub to Provide Tools for Leaders to Shift to Skills-Based Hiring
Yesterday, An America United partner, Opportunity@Work launches STARs Public Sector Hub to provide tools for leaders to shift to skills-based hiring.
Opportunity@Work is a national nonprofit that expands work with federal, state, and local leaders to support the 70 million workers who are Skilled Through Alternative Routes (STARs). Their new STARs Public Sector Hub will help leaders implement hiring practices and advance talent pipelines based on skills rather than degrees. Just as Governor Hogan did in Maryland.
“When I was Governor of Maryland, we worked with Opportunity@Work to transition our state’s hiring to a skills-based approach based on their research showing that employers are leaving talent on the table by continuing to prioritize degrees in the hiring process,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “Opportunity@Work’s STARs Public Sector Hub is expanding on that work by using their wealth of data, research, and expertise about STARs and skill-based hiring to enable federal, state, and local governments to play a leadership role in catalyzing change across the labor market.”