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Join the 300 employers in Northeast Ohio that trust Towards Employment to provide motivated and qualified job candidates. (reliable, capable)

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Towards Employment is a nonprofit employment services organization that delivers bottom-line benefits to Northeast Ohio employers. At no cost to you, we can source, screen, and develop qualified job candidates to fill entry-level and other positions. We bring you individuals who are ready to work, motivated to perform, and eager to succeed. We’ve helped over 200,000 jobseekers find, get, and keep quality jobs and helped hundreds of local employers solve their biggest recruiting challenge.

75% Retention

average job retention at 90 days, when employees are most susceptible to job loss.

420 People

Placed into employment, 245 with a criminal record.

1,836 People

Served in varying points of their multi-year career pathway.

1,573 Supportive Services

Helped overcome employment barriers like transportation, tools, uniforms, background checks and pre-employment screening.

Benefits to partnering with Towards Employment


Reduce recruitment costs.

We are a nonprofit organization and our placement services are free.


Reduce turnover and boost retention.

Our retention rates exceed local and national benchmarks. We support our placements for up to a year to ensure they are successful.


Find qualified, motivated employees.

We specialize in identifying motivated candidates with a desire for permanent employment. Our candidates have completed our readiness training and been pre-screened to match your needs.

How Partnership Works


We prepare applicants for success through career readiness, technical skills training, and career coaching.


We search our pool of prepared candidates for people best suited to your requirements.


We fully evaluate candidates and can perform background checks and drug screens.

Coaching & Support

We offer new employees assistance to help them worry less about life's hurdles, and give their 100% to the job.

Career Coaching & supportive services during employment

1,573 Supportive Services

Were provided to help overcome employment barriers.

Towards Employment's career coaches help with career planning, career changes, career advice, and other career decisions. Career coaching is a proactive approach to building mental fitness. Instead of a quick problem-solving solution, it’s a future-minded tool to help unlock your workforce’s full potential.

With our supportive services, we help provide them with everything they need so they can "hit the ground running" and focus on the job day 1.

Our wrap-around supportive services include:



ID & Legal Assistance


Professional Clothes & Uniforms

Job-Specific Tools

Medical Care

& Much More

training partners

250 People

Accessed crednetialed training or paid on-the-job training.

Towards Employment partners with various training partners to provide expert education.


[list of training partners TBD]


Achieve Staffing is a social enterprise that places job-ready Clevelanders with previous involvement in the criminal justice system into competitive temporary, temp-to-hire jobs, and permanent jobs.

featured Employer Partners


Towards Employment has been selected as the lead agency for the NEO Employer Resource Network®.

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What is an ERN®?

An ERN® is an employer collaborative that pools resources to provide an on-the-job success coach who helps with work/life issues to all employees.

For member businesses, the success coach works on site to a) address many of the social determinants of work that can cause stress and derail a worker's performance, b) provide financial literacy and other essential training and connect workers.

In other markets, ERN® member companies’ success includes:

  • employee retention rates of 90%-98%
  • average employer ROI of 500%
  • increased employee engagement and improved company culture
  • informal regional human resource networks
  • increased family financial stability
More about ERNs®
Why ERNs®?
How do ERNs® work?
Become part of the ERN®

Let's work, together.

Let us help you find the employees you’ve been searching for.

Our mission is to empower individuals to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency through employment. Our candidates are not “temps,” they are men and women looking for permanent employment. We have decades of experience helping individuals overcome obstacles and have helped thousands of Cleveland residents connect to careers. Complete the contact form below, or reach out directly to our team.


James Stubbins, Achieve Staffing

Office: (216) 696-5750 x272
Direct: (216) 282-7335

Dan Garven

Dan Garven, Employer Specialist

Office: (216) 696-5750 x226

Karen Jones

Karen Jones, Work Experience Specialist

Office: (216) 696-5750 x274
Direct: (216) 236-8085