Bridging the
Skills Gap One
Job Placement at a Time

YUPRO Placement is where careers launch, companies level up,
and the world shifts accordingly.

YUPRO Placement is the industry-leading skills-first placement firm bringing together a purposeful workforce ecosystem that champions sourcing, recruiting, retaining, and advancing traditionally overlooked talent.

Since 2014, companies of every size and sector have trusted YUPRO Placement as their preferred partner to deliver strategic, skills-based hiring solutions with access to diverse, career-ready talent from an exclusive, nationwide network of mission-aligned nonprofits and upskilling partners.

Today’s top employers build diverse and inclusive workplaces with YUPRO Placement while creating pathways to upward economic mobility, because placement with social impact is better business.

YUPRO Placement partners with Grads of Life, a mission-driven business consultancy, that assists employers with implementing the skill-based practices that enable leaders to continue fostering equitable workplaces where diverse talent can grow.  

Our Values Are Fundamental to Our Mission


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.

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Our Trusted Skills-First & DEI Hiring Strategies

  • Hire from our National Opportunity Workforce database of over 100K skilled, and vetted talent ready to be placed to work
  • Enhance your DEI hiring strategy while simultaneously building an inclusive, skills-based workforce culture
  • YUPRO Placement will connect you with a traditionally overlooked talent pipeline of candidates who bring unique perspectives and skill sets to the workplace

The YUPRO Placement way

100K Trained Opportunity Talent
Employer Partner Network
Skills-Based Job Placement
Upskilling & Certifications

Our Unique Approach To Skills-First Hiring Solutions

  • Commit to a skills-first hiring approach and build an inclusive workforce where talent skilled through alternative pathways thrive
  • Gain access to our National Opportunity Workforce, of career-ready talent who have completed a skills-first training pathway with one of our mission-aligned, non-profit talent developers
  • Our career-readiness coaching and wraparound social services resources provide talent with support to secure, engage, and job opportunities that lead to career progression and upward economic mobility
  • YUPRO Placement donates a percentage of your placement proceeds each time a non-profit partner candidate is hired with your company

Our Manifesto

This is where careers launch, companies level up, and the world shifts accordingly.

We connect forward-thinking, visionary companies with traditionally overlooked talent, skilled through alternative pathways, that will help them navigate and integrate a skills-first strategy into their hiring process.

Our robust talent pipeline of 100K trained, dedicated, and job-ready candidates will bring your strategy to life.

To YUPRO Placement, adopting a skills-first hiring strategy is more than a vision, it is the key to driving positive business outcomes while making a social impact.

We are relentless in our pursuit of our mission.

Job placement that drives social impact is better business.

YUPRO Placement Honorary Achievements

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. Through a one-year, intensive program, Year Up utilizes a high-expectations, high-support model that combines marketable job skills, stipends, coursework eligible for college credit, and corporate internships at more than 250 top companies.

Its holistic approach focuses on students’ professional and personal development to enable young adults with a viable path to economic self-sufficiency and meaningful careers. Year Up has served more than 36,000 young adults since its founding in 2000. Year Up is active in 35 campuses across the U.S., including Arizona, Baltimore, Bay Area, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Greater Atlanta, Greater Boston, Greater Philadelphia, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, the National Capital Region, New York City/Jersey City, Pittsburgh, Puget Sound, Rhode Island, South Florida, Tampa Bay, and Wilmington.

Year Up has been voted one of the “Best Non-Profits to Work For” by The NonProfit Times. To learn more, visit