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What The Index Reveals

The American Opportunity Index measures how well major employers are doing in fostering economic mobility for workers and how they could do better.

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For U.S. Bank, investing in workers without a degree yields high returns

To fill talent needs, employees are re-recruited into new roles, enabling them to grow and evolve their careers.

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How AT&T, the Index’s top performer, extends the ladder of opportunity

An employee’s journey from call center to executive office illustrates a key Index conclusion: Where you work matters.

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Growing careers while growing the global supply chain

At supply-chain giant Wesco, supplying the firm’s personnel needs involves providing skills and opportunities to entry-level workers.

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A tech icon vaults entry-level hires into bigger roles

IBM’s focus on training helps prepare young workers for better jobs, even if some of those positions are at other companies.

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How a great place to fly away became a great place to stay

Short-haul flight leader Southwest Airlines, where employees recruit their friends and family, is a leader in long-haul careers

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How a big box retailer and an insurer succeed at growing their own talent

When jobs come open at all levels, Costco and Liberty Mutual often fill them from within, giving employees the opportunity to move up.

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