Welcome, Employers

Join the 300 employers in Northeast Ohio that trust Towards Employment to provide motivated and qualified job candidates.

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.

Learn more about how we can help you.


Benefits to partnering with TE

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 it 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 practical assistance to get off to a good start, such as help with child care and transportation.

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area residents hired through StepUp to University Hospitals with 80% retention at one year.


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

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

For more information on becoming part of the Employer Resource Network® contact:

Staci Wampler
Phone: 216-696-5750 x 311
Email: swampler@towardsemployment.org

Let's work, together.

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

Submit this form or reach out directly to James Stubbins, Staffing Specialist at 216.696.5750 or jstubbins@towardsemployment.org. 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.