These are the questions we frequently hear and the answers. If you have other questions, please do not hesitate to email us at email@example.com
To be a contractor with YUPRO Placement means that you are a worker hired by us as your W-2 employer to work on a temporary or contract basis for our clients. You are considered an employee of YUPRO Placement but assigned to work at the client’s site. With good performance, many of our clients consider converting our contractors to full-time employees.
There are many benefits to contract work, and at YUPRO Placement we provide ancillary support such as upskilling learning opportunities, coaching during your assignment, social support, and peer counseling, all at no cost to you. Other benefits of a contract assignment include:
<ul><li>Opportunity to learn new skills and gain experience: You can work on various projects and with different clients. This can lead to career progression opportunities and higher wages as you learn new skills and take on more responsibility.</li>
<li>Networking opportunities: You can meet people in your field and build relationships.</li>
<li>Potential to convert to a full-time employee in a job you love! Many of our contractors convert to full-time employment after 6-18 months on assignment with good performance, loyalty, and hard work.</li></ul>
To be an apprentice with YUPRO Placement means that you are a worker, called an apprentice, hired by us as your W-2 employer to work on a contract basis, and you are learning on the job while working. You are typically assigned a job-specific learning pathway in which you follow courses online and attend professional development sessions with YUPRO Placement coaches who support your professional development. You are considered an employee of YUPRO Placement, called an ‘apprentice’, and you are assigned to work at the client’s site. With good performance, many of our clients consider our apprentices to either extend their work and convert to a full-time contract or convert you to a full-time employment opportunity.
Yes, Year Up owns YUPRO Placement, though YUPRO Placement is a separate for-profit entity and operates under a separate governing board of directors. YUPRO Placement is a public benefit corporation (PBC) founded by Year Up founder Gerald Chertavian to continue the mission of closing the Opportunity Divide. As such, YUPRO Placement supports Year Up Alumni and other nonprofit organization talent in securing jobs that pay fair market wages and offer career and economic mobility in our shared mission to close the Opportunity Divide.
Fortune 500 clients seek out YUPRO Placement to support early and mid-career roles in many industries such as finance, technology, manufacturing, biotech, consumer goods, telecom, and media.
Our clients trust us to support their recruiting needs to fill roles such as:
<ul><li>Data Analyst, Customer Support Representative, Project Manager, Associate Banker, and Billing Specialist</li>
<li>Cybersecurity Analyst, IT Support Technician, Web Developer, Software Engineer, Scrum Master, U/X Designer, and Quality Assurance Tester</li>
<li>Digital Marketer, Social Media Marketer and Marketing Specialist</li>
<li>Human resources coordinator, generalist and recruiter</li></ul>
<ol><li>Visit our job board and select “Join our community.”</li>
<li>Complete the form with your contact details and referral source.</li>
<li>Attach your most up-to-date resume and mention any relevant training programs you’ve completed or if you are a member of one of our partners.</li>
<li>Browse through our job listings and click the “Apply” button for positions you are interested in. Follow the onscreen instructions to proceed.</li>
<li>Keep your profile up to date at all times so we can reach you for new job opportunities at any point in your career.</li></ol>
Utilize our job board to set up a job alert. This way, we can keep you informed via SMS and email about new job opportunities that match your preferences.
Our recruiters meticulously review each application. If your skills align with our client’s requirements, you may receive a call for an initial discussion. The exact timing of this review process varies by the timing of the desired start date of our client. If you seek an update on the status of your application, you may email firstname.lastname@example.org. Watch your junk folder in your email in case you miss an email from our recruiter.
No, there is absolutely no fee or cost for job seekers to utilize any of our services. We are committed to assisting you on your job search journey without any financial burden.
Pay rates vary by the job and the geography and vary even between companies and assignments. YUPRO Placement supports all client negotiations and pay discussions to ensure that all YUPRO Placement contractors and apprentices are paid a fair market wage.
All contractors and apprentices active and working on an assignment are paid on Fridays each week for the previous week’s actual hours worked.
YUPRO Placement offers weekly office hours to support all job seeker questions, and we also offer a monthly job seeker boot camp that you can sign up for at no cost. Click here to learn more and sign up for either service. Please sign up for either service to gain access to our no-cost upskilling certifications and learning pathways as well.
For all former contractor and former apprenticeship employee questions, please email YUPROHR@YUPRO.com for assistance. Please do not send anything confidential to this email address. Our HR department will contact you directly within 1-2 business days of receipt of your email
All our contractors are offered medical, dental, and vision plans after 60 days on assignment. In addition, our longer-term contractors may join our 401k program at 12 months of service.