We named our organization "Purpose" because we help each candidate discover what drives them and then connect that to the role that they are in today.
Through thoughtful job matching, Purpose-building and ongoing Workplace Persistence Training, we help shape Opportunity Youth into the leaders of tomorrow.
What we do
We work with leading youth workforce development programs to source the best candidates to fill a variety of roles such as light industrial, IT support, business operations and more. In addition, every candidate has been fully vetted, is job-ready and possesses the resilience and grit they need to succeed.
Purpose candidates are prepared to flourish in a variety of entry-level roles.
Through our Workplace Persistence Program, we equip them with the tools they need to successfully navigate the workplace.
Enhancing performance at work starts by overcoming challenges at home. From transportation to child care, we work with a range of social service and community organizations to provide Purpose employees with reliable solutions to logistical or life problems they may face.
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 professional-development training in the country.
Nobody wants to deal with costly turnover.
That's why we build a dedicated support system around each of our candidates, creating more engaged employees by equipping them with a year of coaching and providing them with assistance in everything from child care to everyday transport.
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.
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.