Posts by Virginia Houston

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…

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The Cleveland Browns & TE Partnership

By Rebecca Shankman I have been to two Cleveland Browns football games in my life. The first, the Browns beat the New England Patriots; this was a surprise. The second, the entire stadium cheered as a video of the “team” I was going to spend the summer working with (Towards Employment) was shown on the…

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Bloom Bakery Welcomes a New Season with New Products and Activities

4/5/19: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Download the press release CLEVELAND – Fresh off a successful crowdfunding campaign that raised $26,600 for 10 baker apprenticeships, Bloom Bakery, a social venture of Towards Employment, announces new menu items, happy hour specials, and a new chef dinner series. Launched in 2016 as a Towards Employment social venture, Bloom Bakery exists…

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Announcing Achieve Solutions

Towards Employment Announces New Program to Support Employee Retention and Company Growth 3/25/19: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Download the press release Cleveland – Towards Employment is proud to announce the launch of Achieve Solutions, an innovative program to help local employers better support their frontline workers by offering personalized, immediate, and human-to-human assistance when workers face challenges in maintaining employment.…

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Eliminating the Income Gap: A New Way to Define Economic Success

Eliminating the Income Gap: A New Way to Define Economic Success By Sara McCarthy, Director of Communications, Fund for Our Economic Future A recent post on this blog highlighted the outcomes of TalentNEO, a Northeast Ohio demonstration project operated by Towards Employment and supported by the Fund for Our Economic Future, that tested the use…

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PRESS RELEASE: TalentNEO Reveals Skill Assessment Can Reduce Hiring Disparities By Race

Skill assessment tools level the employment field among White and Black/African American job seekers Download the press release 3/8/19: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Cleveland – Towards Employment and partners released an analysis of a demonstration program called TalentNEO that has promising implications for reducing hiring racial disparities by using tools that assess skills instead of traditional hiring credentials.…

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TalentNEO Update

TalentNEO Update:  Skill assessments show promise as a means to reduce hiring disparities by race, more data needed  By Rebecca Kusner Download the pdf of this blog. Across the country and across sectors, everyone is talking skills.  Skills-gap, upskilling, soft skills, skill building, and many more buzz words have infiltrated workforce development, education, and talent…

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TE Attends National Skills Coalition Conference

On February 5th-7th, Towards Employment was represented at the National Skills Coalition Conference by Senior Manager Bishara Addison. She participated as the State lead alongside representatives from Tri-C, Automation Tool & Die, the Literacy Cooperative, and Policy Matters OH. National Skills Coalition is a broad-based coalition of workforce providers, community colleges, career trade schools, policy advocates,…

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December Pathway News

We have all benefited from the advice, guidance, connections, or coaching from our peers along our career journey. No one finds a career alone. Towards Employment is the support and help for over 2,500 people in our community each year. TE provides the right support, at the right time, to help an individual navigate his…

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