Profiles: Job Training & Placement

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Career Development and Placement Strategies

Career Development and Placement Strategies

Launched in March 2012, Expert Reclaim, a creative social enterprise initiative of Career Development and Placement Strategies, Inc., The Cleveland Foundation, and the Cuyahoga County Office of Reentry, has already helped 19 tough-to-employ men find jobs.

Youth Opportunities Unlimited- Rapid Response

Youth Opportunities Unlimited- Rapid Response

Youth Opportunities Unlimited’s ability to “gear up fast” is the key to its success in taking advantage of governmental funding for summer jobs programs for at-risk teens. Putting Thousands of Youth to Work–Fast! Between political gridlock and budget pressures inside the Washington, D.C. Beltway, it’s hard to predict from year to year whether the federal Department of Labor will supply funds to localities to underwrite summer youth employment programs. “You might

Youth Opportunities Unlimited- Jobs Program

Youth Opportunities Unlimited- Jobs Program

In Youth Opportunities Unlimited’s City of Cleveland Frank G. Jackson Summer Youth Employment Program, teens work in “green” jobs and learn about environmental conservation.

Easter Seals TriState

Easter Seals TriState

Building Value, a creative social enterprise of Easter Seals TriState, diverts thousands of tons of usable building material from area landfills through deconstruction projects, private materials donations, retail and recycling projects. Simultaneously it has trained hundreds of individuals for jobs in the community in retail and construction.

Vocational Guidance Services

Vocational Guidance Services

Vocational Guidance Services provides vocational rehabilitation training and paid work opportunities each year to nearly 4,500 individuals with physical or mental disabilities, a history of incarceration or other barriers to employment.  President and CEO Bob Comben says, “I’ve always been convinced that paid real-world work experience is the key to genuine vocational rehabilitation.”

Youth Opportunities Unlimited

Youth Opportunities Unlimited

Youth Opportunities Unlimited’s Impact Programs improve at-risk youth’s commitment to education while preparing them for jobs in the real world.  

Deaf Initiatives

Deaf Initiatives

Deaf Initiatives’ Keepsake Theme Quilts is a social enterprise that provides meaningful employment opportunities for individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. 

Employment for Seniors

Employment for Seniors

For over 40 years, Employment For Seniors, Inc. has helped over 10,000 mature adults find jobs, largely by helping employers recognize the strengths seniors bring to the workforce.

Towards Employment

Towards Employment

Towards Employment helps individuals with barriers to employment to find new jobs and is assisting those in entry-level positions to step up to higher-paying jobs. And since 2004, it has helped over 1000 ex-offenders to find full-time, permanent jobs.  

Freestore FoodBank

Freestore FoodBank

A remarkable 80% of graduates of the Freestore FoodBank’s “Cincinnati COOKS!” job training program secure jobs within three months. Ninety percent of those are still working one year later.

Clean Turn

Clean Turn

Clean Turn’s business-savvy social enterprise model has enabled nearly 150 ex-offenders find jobs by carefully preparing them through a well-designed six-step process. 

Truly Reaching You

Truly Reaching You

Truly Reaching You’s holistic program to help ex-offenders boasts a remarkably low recidivism rate: under one percent.

Mortar

Mortar

The Cincinnati neighborhood of Over-the-Rhine (OTR) has experienced remarkably swift development over the past few years, transforming from “ground zero in inner-city decline” to the must-go destination for fine dining and shopping.  MORTAR seeks to help long-term residents of OTR take part in their own neighborhood’s development by equipping them with mentors, an in-depth 9- week program, and encouragement to start their own businesses.