As the nation's leading Opportunity Talent Placement Firm, we connect forward-thinking companies with our trained talent community to improve long-term business performance, accelerate career growth, and close the Opportunity Divide.
A social mission that comes with a business strategy
We partner with our parent company, Year Up, Inc., and other mission-aligned workforce development programs to build our community of trained talent, so visionary companies can tap into our pipeline, hire smarter, and optimize performance. Everybody wins.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are vital to business success
It's true. At the core of every successful business today is a strong DEI Strategy. Building a talented and equitable workforce from diverse social, cultural and educational backgrounds results in fresh ideas, new approaches, more productive teams, and stronger business performance in general. But hiring teams often struggle to find, assess, hire, and retain candidates.
We bring your DEI vision from commitment to concrete action
At YUPRO, we provide visionary companies with a pool of highly qualified, dedicated and determined talent for permanent roles, contract assignments and temporary to permanent jobs. As a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC), our social mission is to close the Opportunity Divide by placing Opportunity Talent in market wage roles that provide social, economic, and career mobility. We uphold this social mission as accountability to our Public Benefit Corporation status and our 501(c)(3) parent company, Year Up, Inc. And our social impact results speak for themselves.
25,000+ skilled and vetted Opportunity Talent across 19 major markets
It starts with our trained talent community
The YUPRO talent database has over 25,000 qualified, dedicated, and motivated candidates across 19 major markets from a variety of backgrounds that are trained and ready to launch their careers in IT, financial analysis, and more. With 1–20 years of experience, all of our candidates have completed rigorous workforce development programs from our Community Partners.
Best Work-Based Learning Program in the U.S. Staffing and Recruiting Industry
Companies perform better
Our Employer Partners are visionary companies that have access to our entire database of skilled candidates. We work with our partners to help navigate and integrate DEI Strategy into their approach, starting with the hiring process. The result? Businesses get smarter, people perform better, and success happens on an ongoing, long-term basis.
Our Community Partners benefit from our award-winning services
Community Partners thrive
Our Community Partners are workforce development organizations like our parent nonprofit company, Year Up, Inc., which equips underserved young adults with in-demand job readiness skills through internship and industry-driven certification opportunities. We provide Community Partners with our turnkey, award-winning job coaching and placement services to augment their programs, along with access to our network of Employer Partners to help drive positive outcomes.
Together, we're making a social impact
Our mission-driven business plan considers our stakeholders, values, and impact, in addition to profit. Our social metrics support our employer partners’ hiring strategies and business results, in addition to placing an increasing number of Opportunity Talent referred from our community partners. To measure our social impact, we track metrics such as average wages, full-time employment conversions, and job retention in reports to our Board of Directors.
We hold ourselves to a higher standard
And we don’t stop there. We return our profits to Year Up, Inc., along with our community-based partners, to continue investing in the programs and services that help underserved young adults.
93% of YUPRO talent complete their contract assignment, far exceeding the industry average of 68%
YUPRO talent average hourly wages exceed the U.S. BLS average wage by 7% and contract assignment average tenure is 13 months, compared to the industry average of 10 weeks
We put our Talent community first.
We value every voice.
We are relentless in pursuit of our mission.
We are accountable to metrics that matter.
We encourage balance because world-shifting work is challenging.
Mission-aligned partnerships advancing job opportunities for traditionally underrepresented talent offering access to our employer partner network and job placement support programs.
OUR PARENT COMPANY
Year Up, Inc., is an award-winning, national 501(c)(3) organization that enables motivated young adults to move from minimum wage to meaningful careers in just one year by providing the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their full potential.
YUPRO upholds a social mission and meets social metrics as accountability to our Public Benefit Corporation status and our 501(c)(3) parent company, Year Up, Inc. Our proceeds provide additional investment in the upskilling programs of our parent company and community-based partners who are committed to economic opportunity for underrepresented young adults in entry-level and middle-skill careers.
By investing in Year Up, you're investing in economic justice and health for young people across the country. We provide young adults eager to start careers with a hand up and the support to help them get there. This new study proves what we already knew to be true: when you invest in young adults, everyone benefits. Learn more today.