Cincinnati Works Inc

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Here at Cincinnati Works, we believe a job is just the beginning

Cincinnati Works is a non-profit agency providing employment, job retention, and career advancement services to those seeking a better life for themselves and their families. The uniquely successful model of Cincinnati Works brings together coaching; ongoing professional development; and employer relationship management. Working closely with employer partners, we ensure our clients find and retain quality jobs, allowing them to build financial stability and accumulate wealth. The key to our success as an organization is our individualized, 1:1 coaching, which helps our clients overcome their personal and professional barriers to employment.

All of our programs are available to clients for free for life. Our current programs are:

  • Job Readiness: Our core program, Job Readiness is a combination of workplace training and personalized coaching, designed to help our clients not just earn, but retain employment.
  • Advancement: Once a Cincinnati Works client has achieved a year of continuous employment, they may join our Advancement Program. In Advancement, clients work with coaches to pursue growth in their profession.
  • Financial Coaching: In addition to personal and professional coaching, Cincinnati Works offers extensive financial coaching to our clients, including, budgeting, debt resolution, credit building, and asset building. We also offer all our clients free tax preparation.
  • Phoenix Program: This program identifies individuals at high risk for involvement in group violence, offers an alternative to a life of crime through employment, and helps them advance to a life of economic self-sufficiency. 
  • Beacon of Hope: A workforce training program that focuses on second chance hiring for individuals with criminal records.
  • Workforce Connection: Workforce Connection places coaches onsite at local companies to aide frontline workers with workplace issues as well as barriers to employment retention.

Since inception in 1996, Cincinnati Works has made a significant impact on the Cincinnati community. A new report by the University of Cincinnati Economic Center shows that Cincinnati Works has helped nearly 7,000 clients and generated $156 million in societal benefits. The overall return on investment from Cincinnati Works is 375%. To hear the story of how Cincinnati Works has impacted the life of one woman and her family, please visit our April's Story tab.

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Organization name

Cincinnati Works Inc

Tax id (EIN)



Community Economic Development


708 Walnut Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

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