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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Success Stories

Success Stories
November 22, 2019

Angelo Robinson

The year he spent in solitary confinement left scars across the back of Angelo Robinson’s feet. Every trip to the shower required shackles, which tore through the skin around his…
Success Stories
October 23, 2019

Cindy Trabish

As soon as she was eligible, Cindy Trabish began taking classes at Sinclair Community College through the Dayton Correctional Institute. Over the final five years of what became an eight-year…
Tim Smith and Jacque Edmerson Success Stories
September 27, 2019

Tim Smith

Tim Smith has earned multiple promotions and raises since starting at $9.25 per hour. Appearances can be deceiving, which is why Schwan’s Company invests thousands of dollars and countless hours…

Latest Blog & News

employer appreciation Blog
January 30, 2020

Tipping Point for 2nd-Chance Hiring?

By Matt Mooney, Vice President Matt Mooney Within the span of 10 days, several major news outlets (the Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, and Financial Times) published stories about employers…
December 18, 2019

‘I have always belonged here’

This is Part 2 of an ongoing series following a Cincinnati Works Member, Angelo Robinson, as he rebuilds his life after spending 22 years in prison. Part 1 recounts the…
November 18, 2019

‘Like Winning the Super Bowl’

Last week was a whirlwind for the housekeeping department at Children’s Hospital. In addition to on-boarding a new group of frontline associates – including four Cincinnati Works Members – the…

Upcoming Events

Mar 12

2020 Spring Job Fair

March 12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Oct 08

2020 Fall Job Fair

October 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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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