We actively address the need local business has for a qualified, trained and motivated workforce.
We are a leading community-based workforce organization in Northeast Ohio with extensive expertise and reliable partnerships.
Our enterprises reflect 40 years of experience in successfully helping people gain the tools they need to find a job, navigate life's obstacles, and secure a path towards a long-term career.
We helped 422 people find good jobs last year. 255 had criminal backgrounds.
With a staff of 55, over 80 volunteers, 22 board members, and a budget of $5.61 million, TE serves approximately 2,000 individuals every year.
TOWARDS EMPLOYMENT DISTRIBUTES OVER $60K IN DIRECT CASH TRANSFERS TO FAMILIES IN NEED AND STARTS FIRST JOB READINESS ONLINE CLASSROOMS
May 6, 2020 – CLEVELAND – This week as many Ohioans go through the process to return to work in a safe and socially responsible manner, Towards Employment is responding to both immediate basic needs and helping people invest in their future. “So many of our current participants and graduates are struggling with job loss, reduced…
PRESS RELEASE: TOWARDS EMPLOYMENT CELEBRATES $3M DOL AWARD AND THE PROMINENCE CLE BROWNS BRING TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM
September 12, 2019 – CLEVELAND – Towards Employment will celebrate 43 years of workforce development in Cleveland on Friday September 20 at its Annual Gala at the Westin Cleveland Downtown. The theme this year is Get in the Game and two celebratory announcements will show CLE is in the game as it relates to workforce and…
Achieve Solutions Achieves Results
By Grace Heffernan Towards Employment is in the business of connecting employers to the talent they need and jobseekers to career pathways with family sustaining wages. Practically speaking that means we: Help people gain the tools they need to find a job, navigate life’s obstacles, and secure a path toward a long-term career Partner with business…
Over 300 Employers Hired TE Graduates
Our employer partners represent a diverse business landscape: small shops, large health care systems, local manufacturers and innovative entrepreneurial businesses.
Towards Employment Impact
“Towards Employment gives you doors to walk through but you have to take the first step.”
Leonard went to prison for a year at the age of 19 and then spent the next 10 years working odd jobs until another conviction at age 31 led to a six-year sentence gave him the determination to turn his life around. After his release, he struggled to find a decent job. He eventually enrolled in TE’s program for individuals with criminal records.
“Towards Employment is no-nonsense preparation for the workplace.”
Kathy needed a fresh start after being her mother’s full-time caretaker until her death from cancer but she faced the challenge of finding a job at age 57 – ten years out of the workplace with no experience with online job searches and applications.
“Even with a criminal record, I began to believe that I had a shot, that I could land a career position, not just any job.”
The routes may vary, but the end result is the same: moving from poverty to a paycheck and from a paycheck to a career. After graduating from TE’s job readiness program for people with a criminal record, Daniel found a job earning $8.25/hour.