Oct 13, 2022 - Economy

New index rates companies on helping workers

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The American Opportunity Index, rating America's 250 largest public companies on how they help their workers get ahead, was released Thursday.

Driving the news: The yearlong project, which included economists and data scientists, is a collaboration of The Burning Glass Institute, Harvard Business School’s Managing the Future of Work Project and Howard Schultz's Schultz Family Foundation.

How it works: The economic-mobility index rates the companies "on real-world outcomes of their employees in roles open to non-college graduates — not merely their statements on corporate policy."

  • The scorecard draws on "a new source of insight: big-data analysis of career histories, job postings, and salary sources of more than 3 million workers at those firms."

The top 5:

  1. AT&T
  2. American Express
  3. Cisco
  4. PG&E
  5. Microsoft

Go deeper: See the top 50 ... Explore the index

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