Path Forward highlights the important role the service industry plays in our economy, empowering millions of people with the jobs, tools, benefits and skills they need to start, learn and build lifelong careers.
As the nation’s largest employer, with over 30 million service sector jobs, we have more American entry-level jobs than any other industry. Workers at restaurants and retail stores have access to educational offerings, formal training programs, and opportunities to advance, which contribute to more prosperous communities.


Millions of Americans take the Path Forward by Starting Here, Growing Here and Moving Forward.


The service sector provides more entry–level jobs than any other industry.


Service jobs provide opportunities to people of all educational backgrounds. Workers are provided with training to develop new and transferable skills and experiences to build their resume.


The service industry offers workers the opportunity to expand their career paths and open new doors both within the service sector and outside of it.


Start Here

Grow Here

Move Forward