Towards Employment’s mission is to empower individuals to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency through employment. Since 1976, the Cleveland-based nonprofit has helped more than 124,000 people prepare for a job, get a job, keep a job, and move up the career ladder through job readiness training, placement, retention and supportive services provided in a comprehensive and responsive manner. Towards Employment has a dual customer approach, ensuring programming for job seekers is informed by industry demand and responsive to hiring needs of local businesses. We help employers find employees who can do the job, and help people move forward on their pathway to prosperity.
Omar participated in reentry programs at Towards Employment. He received an electrical credential and work experience which resulted in a permanent position in his field. Photo credit: Debbie Quigg
Step Up to University Hospital training program; graduates placed in nutrition services. Photo credit: TE Staff
Reentry job readiness workshop at Towards Employment. Photo Credit: Debbie Quigg
Staff at Bloom Bakery, a Towards Employment social enterprise that hires TE graduates.
It is purposeful work.
It is new and different every day, and I love seeing the participants I serve be successful.
My managers are always willing to listen to questions, concerns frustrations and new ideas. I am trusted to do my job.
I have the freedom to express myself and new ideas.