“It is imperative that we focus on fairness and provide the resources needed to develop new talent pools. We need organizations that value diversity to consider these newly qualified candidates to drive change at scale, while positively impacting our communities and customers.
June 02, 2022
Workforce Development Platform, CareerCircle LLC. announces its partnership with Crosschq and the Thompson Family Foundation to support the Foundation’s recently launched The 941 project. This initiative will provide employment education, interview training, career development support and networking opportunities to workers who have suffered career setbacks and wish to return to work.
Thompson wants to support all those fighting for their return through Project 941. The Thompson Family Foundation has created a separate charter dedicated to helping those who have been hurt in life with the resources to fight for a better education. and better employment while supporting them through the mental and physical challenges that may accompany these circumstances.
CareerCircle’s role in this initiative is to help provide 941 people with the resources they need to begin their own “back to work” journey. The primary goal of CareerCircle is to ensure that members obtain employment to improve their situation and better support their families. CareerCircle connects them to resources such as job search, resume assistance, and labor market advocacy. They also help translate candidates’ existing skills and passions into relevant certifications for Salesforce, IT support, data analytics, user experience, and project management.
“CareerCircle is on a mission to close the opportunity gap and develop the workforce of tomorrow,” said Kim Sneeder, CEO of CareerCircle. “It is imperative that we focus on fairness and provide the resources needed to develop new talent pools. We need organizations that value diversity to consider these newly qualified candidates to drive change at scale, while positively impacting our communities and customers.
Additionally, CareerCircle also recently launched its own initiative, the “Employ1000 Challenge,” which focuses on working with employers to help connect 1,000 job seekers with new career opportunities. The goal of Project 941 and the Employ 1000 Challenge is to support underserved communities with upskilling resources, mentorship, and securing new career opportunities in 2022. Challenge partners will be matched with newly qualified candidates through their commitment to help shape the future of the workforce and change the lives of deserving job seekers.
CareerCircle’s Employ 1000 challenge has made significant progress since the start of the year, placing 250 people in new roles. CareerCircle actively identifies additional corporate partners to help implement DE&I strategies within organizations by working with management to tackle multiple efforts simultaneously, such as diversifying talent funnels, providing training resources and verification of job seekers. CareerCircle helps employers develop end-to-end talent pools and access new candidates to overcome traditional internal staffing barriers. CareerCircle also works to dispel the myth that upskilling equals unskilled by connecting job seekers to training that enables them to move into new roles or re-enter the workforce.
“It is not enough to promote equality, we seek equity”. said Andy Hilger, Chairman of Allegis Group. “To ensure everyone has equal access to success, we must actively seek out and champion underrepresented talent and create opportunities for them that they could not on their own”
Employers who commit to participating in the challenge can get involved in three different ways:
- Join the CareerCircle platform: Share vacancies on the CareerCircle job board and get licenses to find candidates directly from the CareerCircle talent pool of over 45,000 members.
- Find Certified Candidates: Connect with recently qualified members and fill vacancies with the support of the CareerCircle recruiting team.
- Fund member-driven initiatives: support career preparation programs and provide scholarships to CareerCircle members.
For more information on this news, contact Meghan Mulvany or visit http://www.careercircle.com. CareerCircle is actively seeking employers interested in expanding their DE&I efforts by participating in the Employ 1000 Challenge and Project 941.
CareerCircle is a workforce development platform committed to inspiring hiring managers and underrepresented talent to think differently about what qualifying looks like. Their mission is to uncover hidden soft skills, help build confidence, and provide unbeatable access to training courses to hone talent and prepare job seekers for their next position. They help employers think differently about hiring and work with them to build long-term talent pools that will fuel the development of their workforce.
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