Chicago youth venturing into the wilderness of young adulthood soon will have a new tool to connect them to jobs and training opportunities.
Yolobe, which aspires to be a LinkedIn for Chicago high school students, aims to tackle the city's alarming youth jobless rate with a social media app that connects students and recent graduates with relevant opportunities they might miss on crowded job boards or at time-consuming career fairs.
Yolobe is short for Your Life Only Better.
Co-founder and CEO David Douglas believes it's a connection shortage, not a job shortage, that keeps many young people out of the workforce.
"There are actually plentiful opportunities,...