Backed by companies like Visa, Bay Area initiative aims to place 100,000 black young adults in STEM careers

By October 28, 2016Uncategorized
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SAN FRANCISCO — Bay Area employers are finding it difficult to fill entry-level tech and science jobs with local talent, while some low-income minority women and men are having trouble finding jobs. A tech entrepreneur and a nonprofit think they have a solution.

Through a new employment program, the team has embarked on a lofty mission of placing 100,000 black young adults in STEM careers across the country within the next 10 years. With the backing of Pleasanton-based Ellie Mae, Foster City-based…