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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Most of our staff is working from home 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
January 29, 2021

Tony Kimble

Tony Kimble knew the lifestyle he wanted when he came to Cincinnati Works. He had it years ago: A good job that paid well, a car, a nice apartment, the…
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…

Latest Blog & News

April 15, 2021

Child-Care Stimulus Payments Coming in July

As part of the most recent stimulus package, parents of children age 17 and younger will receive cash payments beginning in July, essentially an advance on the Child Tax Credit.…
April 9, 2021

Time Running Out on Unclaimed Tax Returns

If you have not yet filed your 2017 income tax return, time is running out to claim your share of more than $1.3 billion in unclaimed returns. The deadline to…
April 5, 2021

Ivy League Audience for 2nd-Chance Hiring

Rayshun Holt has told his story many times, including on television and to audiences of local business leaders. But an 8-minute presentation last March felt different. Holt and his boss…

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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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