Year Up Professional Resources (YUPRO) is a talent placement and professional development firm that works exclusively with alumni of the Year Up program. As our network of talented and motivated alumni continues to grow, YUPRO is a key partner in providing essential support to Year Up graduates through long-term career advancement opportunities, ongoing coaching and training, and professional resources. Simultaneously, as a socially responsible alternative to traditional hiring methods, YUPRO provides corporate partners with a source of top talent often overlooked by traditional hiring practices.
First launched in 2014, YUPRO has proven to be a resounding success and an invaluable extension to the Year Up Program, Currently, YUPRO has held thousands of one-on-one coaching sessions and supported hundreds of Year Up graduates in finding employment, with those alumni earning an impressive average wage of $23.40 per hour. When compared to the industry average, job assignments for Year Up graduates were three times as long, with more than 75% of assignments resulting in extension or conversion to full-time hire. Not only are our graduates advancing their careers and earning higher wages, they are acquiring the professional skills necessary to meet the evolving needs of the corporate workplace.
We work tirelessly to find the best possible matches for YUPRO candidates and clients alike. Using industry leading assessment tools, we identify core traits, behaviors and motivations of each candidate and align them with the competencies required for success within each role. These results then guide our coaching activities with associates and serve as an invaluable resource to the managers who hire them. With an impressive 94% satisfaction rate, participating corporate partners praise the top-quality candidates, high-touch service, and thought partnership YUPRO offers in support of their talent goals.