Year Up Professional Resources, PBC (YUPRO), the nation’s leading Opportunity Talent placement firm, has reported exponential growth year over year, with a 230% revenue increase in 2021. As a result, YUPRO was ranked number 38 on the Staffing Industry Analyst Fastest Growing US Staffing Firms list.
“This kind of growth proves that there is great need in the marketplace for what Opportunity Talent brings to our workforce”
“This kind of growth proves that there is great need in the marketplace for what Opportunity Talent brings to our workforce,” said Michelle Sims, CEO of YUPRO. “With technical skills, motivation, and grit, Opportunity Talent exceeds our clients’ expectations, and that leads to continued growth.”
YUPRO’s strategy to meet heightened demand includes expanding national partnerships with non-profit training providers, specifically those that offer job readiness programming and certifications, and those that seek job placement solutions for their participants. Employers have access to trained and vetted talent offering a non-traditional solution to high demand, entry-level jobs. As a public benefit corporation, YUPRO’s focus on placement before profit shines through. They offer their entire talent community social services support, access to free IBM SkillsBuild certifications, and free college tuition, all of which improves employee retention and job engagement.
To support scalable growth, YUPRO is investing in technology and infrastructure while also creating internal career paths in the Client Services department. This facilitates new account development, and helps maintain industry recognition through awards such as Best of Staffing Client Satisfaction. Additionally, YUPRO is hiring a team of business development directors, and expanding their recruiting department to support client demand.
Sims shares, “We are pleased that there is such strong demand for our talent. Together with our clients, we create opportunities for an untapped and underrepresented talent community, securing jobs with economic mobility and career advancement. Our clients are expanding hiring strategies to include non-traditional paths that meet hiring needs, and we are thrilled to build these paths together.”