Promising approaches community based organizations (CBOs) can use to engage employers.
The findings are based on the experiences of three grantees under JPMorgan Chase’s New Skills at Work initiative: Cara Chicago, Henry Street Settlement, and Community Learning Center Inc.


  • Carefully select and target employer partners.
  • Ensure service delivery reflects a strong knowledge of employer and job seeker needs.
  • Build trusting relationships with employers by providing high-quality service and making good matches.
  • Help employers get beyond stigma.
  • Leverage partnerships and community knowledge as an employer engagement strategy.