We draw from an untapped talent pool to help employers find creative solutions to their workforce challenges.
Through extensive success coaching and support, we're helping Opportunity Youth and recent minority college graduates to combine their natural talent, resilience and grit with a heightened sense of purpose for both life and career success.
Solving the Skills Gap
Employers are seeking the foundational skills needed in the 21st century workplace.
$11 Billion is lost annually due to employee turnover.
Chicago is home to 50,000 Opportunity Youth.
Highly engaged employees are 87% less likely to leave their companies.
What we do
Find Your Perfect Match
Before we set you on a new career path, we need to develop a deep understanding of who you are. We`ll help you hone in on your strengths and aspirations to discover your own unique purpose—the sense of meaning and impact that motivates you to achieve your best work, and in turn, your best life.
Work Through the Transition
Through our Workplace Persistence Training—a one-to-one success coaching program—you'll develop the drive and grit to work through roadblocks and flourish in your career.
Develop a Support System
You can have all the ambition and ability in the world, but without reliable access to things like healthcare, transportation, and child care, even the most successful careers can go off track. We help all Purpose employees break through life's barriers and accomplish their best work by partnering with social service and community organizations to provide support in everything from financial assistance to mental wellness.
Receive More Talented Talent
When you bring on a candidate from Purpose, you're getting a highly motivated employee who's been screened, reference checked, and evaluated—not to mention they've completed some of the best workforce development training in the country.
Increase Retention with Built-In Support
Nobody wants to deal with costly turnover. That's why we build a dedicated support system around each of our candidates—creating a more engaged workforce by equipping employees with a year of coaching, check-ins, performance reviews, and assistance in everything from child care to everyday transport.
Become a Better Corporate Citizen
When you hire with Purpose, you're mobilizing a previously untapped workforce of Chicago's Opportunity Youth. So, in addition to receiving custom workforce solutions for your company's labor challenges, you're becoming a better corporate citizen by working toward corporate-responsibility and DE&I initiatives.
Who we serve
Purpose specializes in working with Opportunity Youth — low-income, young adults ages 18-24. We partner with the best youth workforce development organizations that provide us with a pipeline of young adults who have successfully completed workforce development training. We then enhance their training with extensive “in-context” success coaching and support.
We partner with some of the best training programs in the country to source youth for a variety of entry-level roles.
We match candidates with employers and roles based on their interests and skill level, then place them in long-term staffing positions.
For a full year following placement, we build upon candidates' skills training with Workplace Persistence Training — an ongoing success coaching program that includes one-to-one coaching with a dedicated performance coach as well as peer coaching.
The end result of workforce development training, thoughtful job matching, and Workplace Persistence Training is a more engaged employee. Our talent is motivated, engaged and has a deep sense of Purpose for the roles they fill.