The White House is hosting a summit today focused on “upskilling” Americans with participation from approximately 150 employers, unions, joint ventures, academic institutions and technology providers like Glassdoor. Glassdoor is included in the official White House Fact Sheet.
Glassdoor CEO Robert Hohman, who wrote a blog post featured on the U.S. Department of Labor Blog, is participating in the summit, alongside Vice President Biden, who lauded Glassdoor’s tools and resources in his federal report Ready to Work: Job-Driven Training and American Opportunity last summer. Additional participants include: Secretary of Labor Tom Perez, Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.
The upskilling initiative highlights employers’ career advancement programs that help lower-level, front-line workers develop new skills that can help them move into higher paying, more senior roles. Hundreds of employers across the country have made commitments to upskill employees and/or recruits.
Glassdoor is supporting this initiative with existing tools and launching a new tool to further efforts towards upskilling Americans.
Introducing On-the-Job Training (OJT) Finder
Glassdoor has developed an easy-to-use, interactive map-based tool that allows job seekers to browse positions offering on-the-job training, such as apprenticeships or trainee opportunities, in which they can learn new skills while getting paid. Conception for On-the-Job Training Finder happened during a Jobs Data Jam at the White House last summer. To coincide with the event, Glassdoor launched the OJT Finder yesterday. A version has already been included within the White House’s Ready to Work page, and on the Department of Labor’s Apprenticeship website.
The tool makes it easy to search for OJT opportunities by location, be it in one’s hometown or nearby communities. The roles include apprenticeships, those registered with the Department of Labor and state agencies, in addition to other trainee roles. Opportunities range from requiring no experience at all, to a college degree with some prior work experience. Salaries range from $20,000 to more than $50,000 with some opportunities showing career progression paths with an earning potential of more than $100,000 per year. Check out Glassdoor’s OJT Finder and start searching for OJT positions.
NEW: Pledges & Certifications
In addition, Glassdoor introduced Benefits Reviews & Ratings last summer, and since then thousands of companies have verified the benefits they offer employees. Today, Glassdoor is giving employers another valuable resource to distinguish themselves and stand out, based on programs they offer and/or employment pledges they have made.
Any employer may verify Pledges & Certifications and/or Benefits by simply registering for a Free Employer Account, which also allows employers to post real-time Company Updates to their Glassdoor profiles to reach job seekers and employees. For a dynamic list of employers offering each of these, simply click on links below:
- Veteran Hiring
- Pay Equality
- Tech Hiring
- Career Advancement
- Social Responsibility
- Registered Apprenticeships
Each verification an employer makes will appear on its profile in the right column of the Benefits tab.
For more information about how employers can take advantage of this resource, visit the Glassdoor for Employers Blog.
ACCESS OJT FINDER: If you’re interested in integrating the Glassdoor OJT Finder in your website, simply register for a Glassdoor API account and a representative will send the embed code via email.
As Glassdoor continues its mission to help people everywhere find jobs and companies they love, we are proud to work aligned with the White House to do our part in upskilling Americans.