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The American Opportunity Index

The American Opportunity Index

The American Opportunity Index was recently launched by The Burning Glass Institute of Harvard Business School to provide insight on which large companies are doing great when it comes to advancing their workers' situation. It has some scorecard and data analytics in place to track outcomes for the American workforce. These data are focused on worker outcomes encompassing career history, job posting and salary sources.

A total of 250 publicly listed companies were assessed and some that topped the ranking includes AT&T, American Express, Cisco, PG&E, Microsoft, Fiserv, HF Sinclair, Liberty Mutual Insurance, International Paper and Southwest Airlines.


There are also rankings done on different models of opportunity creation: 

Best Workplaces to Advance Within 

Best Workplaces to Start From

Best Workplaces to Stay and Thrive at One Company

Best Workplaces to Advance Without a College Degree

Best Workplaces That Grow Their Own Talent.


According to the President of the Burning Glass Institute, Matt Sigelman

"Opportunity and upward mobility have long been central to the American experiment, however this generational trend has been on a decades-long downward slide. If you were born in the 1940's, you had a 90 percent chance of doing better than your parents. Today, it's even odds. Much analysis of economic advancement focuses on a worker's individual education, training, and experience, or even personality, but the truth is the country's biggest companies play a crucial role in creating opportunities for their employees to thrive."


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