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PRESS RELEASE: TOWARDS EMPLOYMENT CELEBRATES $3M DOL AWARD AND THE PROMINENCE CLE BROWNS BRING TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM

September 12, 2019

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…

City Club of Cleveland: Maureen Conway

August 2, 2019

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Achieve Solutions Achieves Results

June 26, 2019

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…

The Cleveland Browns & TE Partnership

June 25, 2019

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…

Bloom Bakery Welcomes a New Season with New Products and Activities

April 5, 2019

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…

Announcing Achieve Solutions

March 25, 2019

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.…

Announcing Achieve Solutions

March 25, 2019

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…

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

March 22, 2019

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…

TalentNEO Reveals Skill Assessment Can Reduce Hiring Disparities By Race

March 8, 2019

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.…

TalentNEO Reveals Skill Assessment Can Reduce Hiring Disparities By Race

March 8, 2019

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…