Welcome to Towards Employment (TE), where since 1976, we have helped more than 100,000 low-income and disadvantaged adults in Greater Cleveland prepare for jobs, get jobs, keep jobs and move up the career ladder. Since 2004, we have successfully taken on the challenge of placing ex-offenders in full-time, permanent jobs. People coming off welfare, out of prison or from the streets have complex lives, with multiple barriers to employment. To prepare them for long-term success in the workplace, we have developed a “pathway” to employment.
Our mission is to empower individuals to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency through employment. For low-income or disadvantaged job seekers, we are the bridge to Cleveland-area employers, helping those same employers to find reliable staff with solid work ethics and skills. These are truly win-win relationships. We help people prepare for a job, get a job, keep the job and then move into a career, providing employers with dependable, trained new hires and helping them reduce costly turnover.
We provide 2- and 4-week job readiness workshops; job search and placement services; one-on-one coaching and support to our clients in the first 6-12 months of a new job; and work with clients to help them move from entry-level jobs into jobs that have room for advancement and increased earning potential. At the same time, we offer supportive services — including legal services, GED classes, transportation and childcare assistance, tools, and uniforms — that work to remove specific barriers to employment.
- Towards Employment
- Jill Rizika
- Population Served
- Economically and Socially Disadvantaged Men and Women
- Years of TBOGF Support
- Two Years
- TBOGF Mission Fit
- Type of Support
- Employer Engagement
You are invited to learn more about Towards Employment, and how to get engaged, by visiting us at www.towardsemployment.org.