Unlike many industries which require prior education, experience or skills to enter, opportunity jobs in retail, hospitality and other service sector industries offer an entry-level gateway for anyone seeking to gain new skills, training, experience and education that leads to long-term success in service businesses or many other industries. They provide basic skills including teamwork, communications, customer relations, personal hygiene and numerous other skills important in any successful career.

Often, these are the only options for first-time, unskilled or disadvantaged workers, as well as new Americans, to join the U.S. workforce and pursue their dreams.

Millions of individuals have climbed this ladder to the middle class to become successful shift leaders, managers, regional managers, executives and business owners.