On a Mission to Eliminate Poverty

We are a non-profit agency that provides FREE, lifetime career coaching and support services, from crafting a resume and applying for a job to networking and budgeting. Our goal is to help our neighbors find dignified, stable work that offers sufficient pay and benefits, so they can provide for themselves and their families.

We are not a staffing agency. We are a partner. Wherever our Members are on the career path – from searching for an entry-level job to seeking a promotion to management – we can help.

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Our office is currently closed due to COVID-19, so we are limited in how many new Members we can take in. If you are interested in our services, please complete this brief application:

Success Stories

Success Stories
October 23, 2020

Neesha Earles

Neesha Earles lost her job due to COVID-19 but not her perspective. She has held multiple positions as a nursing aide but longed for a career as a nurse, a…
Success Stories
August 6, 2020

Evan Van Skaik

When he entered a rehabilitation center in June 2018, Evan Van Skaik’s body was so beaten down by drugs and alcohol that he needed a walker to get around. When…
Success Stories
April 22, 2020

Sowing the Seeds of Success

The JumpStart class from November 19-21 was unusually large but otherwise typical of the Members who came through Cincinnati Works in 2019: some flourished, some wilted, some took root but…

Latest Blog & News

October 8, 2020

Using Partnerships to Narrow ‘Digital Divide’

Since the pandemic forced us to close our doors in mid-March, we have witnessed a painful truth: The “digital divide” is real, and many of our Members are on the…
June 9, 2020

We Stand in Solidarity

A message from Peggy Zink, President & CEO; Dave Herche, Board Chairman; Tom Gilman, Lead Director; and the entire Cincinnati Works Board of Trustees: Racial inequality has existed in America…
May 11, 2020

Consider These Issues Before Leaving a Child Home Alone

By Darlene Gray, Professional Development Coach As many parents prepare to return to work in the coming weeks, childcare will be a major barrier, since schools are closed for the…

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Support Your Current Employees Through Workforce Connection

Every time you need to replace an employee, your bottom line gets hit in multiple ways – from lost productivity on the floor to the time and expense to recruit and train new workers. Our coaches will work with your frontline employees to address a range of issues that may otherwise cause them to leave or be fired. Because your business works best when you can keep your best workers.

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