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The American Opportunity Index assesses how well America's largest companies maximize their internal talent to drive business performance and individual employee growth.

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The 2023 American Opportunity Index is live!

This year’s American Opportunity Index measures what companies do in new and deeper ways. Explore top takeaways and analysis of this groundbreaking data.

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The only measure of employer quality to evaluate what really happens to workers at America’s largest employers over time

4.72 million

career histories of U.S. workers assessed


of America’s largest companies included

5 years

following the career trajectories of workers at these companies

How we build the Index

The Index in the news

“At Chipotle, our employees are our greatest asset and we believe in investing in their careers by offering opportunities for advancement, as well as robust benefits that address physical, mental and financial health. Developing our people is paramount to running great restaurants and it is an honor to be the leading hospitality company recognized by the American Opportunity Index.”

Brian Niccol

Chairman and CEO, Chipotle

“This quantification of employment outcomes has revolutionary potential for workers choosing where to apply, managers improving their performance and third parties evaluating social impact.”

Oren Cass

Opinion Columnist, Financial Times

“Understanding how companies provide opportunity and mobility, as compared to their peers in corporate America, has been elusive territory to date. Having common benchmarks through this Index will allow companies to reflect on where they are strong and where they might focus more intentional efforts.”

Laura Thompson Love

Partner, Grads of Life

“The American Opportunity Index makes clear the power and value of comprehensive education benefits programs that include offerings like no cost degrees, upskilling and reskilling programs, student loan repayment programs, and non-degree credentialing.”

Dr. Jill Buban

VP & General Manager, EdAssist by Bright Horizons

“We are especially honored to be named to this important list that highlights opportunity, because this recognition is based on data driven outcomes and results, not just ideas and sentiment.”

Dell Technologies

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Why the Index

Addressing the absence of high-quality benchmarks

The American Opportunity Index was designed to fill a key void in the marketplace, equipping employers with new data to help them benchmark their success and flag areas for improvement.

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