A coalition of leading CEOs and organizations that includes Intermountain Healthcare have announced the formation of OneTen, an organization that will combine the power of these committed American companies to upskill, hire, and promote one million Black Americans over the next 10 years into family-sustaining jobs with opportunities for advancement.
In this moment when all Americans share an aspiration for greater economic opportunity, leading executives and employers across industries are taking action to make a meaningful, measurable, and lasting systemic impact on racial and economic justice and to create a more equitable society. OneTen connects employers with talent partners, leading non-profits, and other skill-credentialing organizations that support the development of diverse talent.
“Partnering with OneTen will help qualified, diverse candidates find careers at Intermountain. It is our responsibility as leaders in our community to provide the best care to our patients, and that includes having diverse voices at all levels of the organization,” said Heather Brace, Intermountain senior vice president and Chief People Officer. “We will continue to use every tool available to us to fulfill that promise and attract caregivers from all diverse backgrounds.”
OneTen is not just philanthropy. Rather, it is a coalition of leaders across industries who are committed to ensuring that Black Americans with the skills and aptitude to earn success also have the opportunity to achieve success. Recognizing that the current system is not inclusive enough and has reinforced systemic barriers that have prevented many Black Americans from the opportunity to earn success, OneTen has set out to change the way companies provide more equitable environments to drive better business outcomes and benefit all employees. The newly established organization will cultivate an ecosystem that brings together major employers, in partnership with the nation’s leading non-profits and other skill-credentialing organizations, to create a more flexible talent pipeline and practices that will allow employees and employers to thrive by shifting to a skills-first paradigm.
Read more about the organization here.