People-Based. Market-Driven.

Member Profile: 

YUPRO Placement

Michelle Sims, Chief Executive Officer

Parent Organization: Year Up, Inc.

Staffing business began: 2014


Job seeker focus: Opportunity Talent, with a focus on early and mid-career placing talent in direct hire, contract to hire assignments and apprenticeship programs driving career progression and economic mobility

Range of candidates managed weekly: 400-900

Staffing services: Apprenticeship programs, Contract-to-hire, Direct hire, Long-term contract assignments, Hiring events, Retained search

Industries served: IT, Financial services, Cybersecurity, Business operations, Customer service

What employers value most about our staffing services: YUPRO provides a full-service approach to contract and apprenticeship assignments that include high-touch and group coaching for talent, along with social services support to ensure assignment retention, productivity and engagement. Employer partners have access to traditionally underrepresented talent from our nation’s leading nonprofit training providers offering a nontraditional solution to both diverse and entry-level hiring strategies.

Biggest challenges we help job seekers overcome: YUPRO supports job seekers in many areas including free career coaching, job search support, and interview preparation upon request. All job seekers may sign up to attend our weekly Wednesday virtual office hours where they receive a community of support from our program team and may network and seek out other job seekers’ advice. YUPRO also offers free upskilling courses and certifications through IBM SkillsBuild and free college tuition opportunities.

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