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Building a Stronger and Healthier Economy, Together

A recruiting model where everyone wins

For our employer partners, values are part of their DNA. Guided by leadership and embraced throughout the organization, our employer partners recognize the advantage of integrating community involvement into the operations of their business, rather than philanthropic outreach alone.

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Individuals 

Individuals who launch careers through Activate earn better wages, more comprehensive benefits packages, and the dignity and stability of work when compared to temp agencies. On average, individuals that secure a job through Activate earn $2,800 more in monthly income, plus individual coaching support during times of transition.

 

Employer Partners

When employers hire from Activate’s qualified, diverse talent pipeline, employers benefit from reduced costly turnover, an improved workforce culture that supports diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, and 3X+ the retention rates.

Workforce Partners + Communities

The workforce partners and career readiness programs from which Activate candidates are referred experience better program outcomes. Additionally, feedback from Activate allows programs to adjust and improve for even better workforce development results over time. Increased wages mean more state and local tax revenue, putting dollars directly back into the community at large. 

The Activate Impact

Many individuals seek our services for equitable access to high-growth, in-demand career pathways. Our goal is a hopeful, vibrant future for both employees and employers through creating an economy of shared opportunity and shared prosperity. Together with Denver’s leading businesses, we are bringing out the potential of people who want to secure economic mobility through the dignity of work.

$44,052

AVERAGE ANNUAL SALARY FOR ACTIVATE PLACEMENTS

$2,800

AVERAGE INCOME INCREASE PER MONTH FOR ACTIVATE PLACEMENTS

$16,000

AVERAGE ANNUAL VALUE OF EMPLOYER BENEFITS PACKAGES

3X+

RETENTION RATE COMPARED TO MOST GENERAL PLACEMENT FIRMS

Activate Employer Partner Network

The employers that hire Activate candidates are thought leaders in creating equitable pathways to high-growth careers. By hiring from Activate’s diverse, skilled talent pool, employer partners increase candidate pipeline volume, improve recruiting outcomes, meet DEI and CSR goals, and boost profitability. Many of the Activate employer partners are also members of the Colorado Inclusive Economy, reshaping Colorado’s economy into one that works for all people, regardless of race.

Community Partner Network

It is through the profound impact of our proven career readiness partners that the seeds of growth and hope are planted and nurtured. And we work shoulder-to-shoulder, enriching one another. Community partner program graduates who work with Activate to launch careers receive higher wages and retention rates. Activate builds the bridge between talented individuals and leading businesses in Denver, providing coaching support through the first 12-months of an individual’s new career.

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