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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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Announcing Achieve Solutions

Towards Employment Announces New Program to Support Employee Retention and Company Growth 3/25/19: FOR IMMEDIATE 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. Towards…

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TalentNEO Reveals Skill Assessment Can Reduce Hiring Disparities By Race

Download the press release here. TALENTNEO ANALYSIS REVEALS SKILL ASSESSMENTS CAN REDUCE HIRING DISPARITIES BY RACE Skill assessment tools level the employment field among White and Black/African American job seekers 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…

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Key Bank Invests $1M in Towards Employment

KEY BANK INVESTS $1M IN TOWARDS EMPLOYMENT’S WORK TO CONNECT MORE PEOPLE TO CAREERS Towards Employment will graduate 1700 people from full career pathway model over three years Download the release Cleveland – The KeyBank Foundation has pledged $1 million dollars to grow Towards Employment’s work in connecting people to careers. Over three years, KeyBank’s support…

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Bloom Bakery Unveils New Menu, Adds Staff and Partners

Download the release BLOOM BAKERY UNVEILS NEW MENU, ADDS STAFF AND PARTNERS New talent, partners expand Bloom’s reach in Cleveland October 26, 2018 – CLEVELAND- Bloom Bakery, a social venture of Towards Employment, has launched a new menu and added new talent and partners, which expands the bakery’s reach throughout Cleveland. “We are very excited about…

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Toast to Cleveland Chefs

Download release ToasttoCLEChefs. BLOOM BAKERY RELEASES FOUR NOT-TO-BE-MISSED CULINARY EXPERIENCES Attend a private dinner with a Food Network’s Chopped champion; tour a local winery; get an insider preview of a new Akron eatery; or go fishing with a chef! September 5, 2018 – CLEVELAND – Bloom Bakery, a social venture of Towards Employment, is auctioning three…

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Making Sense of Skills Based Hiring

Grace Heffernan Everywhere I turn it seems like people are talking about the changing nature of work.  In fact, just last month as a part of In Demand Jobs Week, OMJ ClevelandICuyahoga County hosted Social Policy Research Associates (SPR) to discuss the very topic.  And while the discussion was varied, covering everything from robots and…

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Summer of Bloom – Find us at Cleveland's Markets and Festivals

FIND BLOOM BAKERY AT CLEVELAND’S MARKETS & EVENTS THIS SUMMER Bloom is participating in the Cleveland Flea, Night Market Cleveland, Tri-C Cleveland Eats and Inaugural Cleveland Metroparks Taste on the Lake  May 22, 2018 – CLEVELAND- Bloom Bakery, a social venture of Towards Employment, is setting up shop at the Cleveland Flea, Night Market Cleveland, Cleveland…

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Bloom Bakery Turns 2 and Celebrates a Successful CrowdRise Campaign

BLOOM BAKERY CELEBRATES EMPLOYMENT OF OVER 50 PEOPLE SINCE OPENING ITS DOORS TWO YEARS AGO Plans to build catering and wholesale business will create more opportunities for employment MONDAY APRIL 2 – CLEVELAND – Bloom Bakery, a social venture of Towards Employment, is celebrating two years in business this month. Since 2016, the Bakery has provided…

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