HIRED was founded in 1968 to build a pathway for previously incarcerated individuals to gain employment, economic stability and avoid recidivism. Fifty years later, HIRED has grown to become a trusted nonprofit for adults and youth facing employment and education challenges. Today, HIRED serves individuals in almost every corner of the Twin Cities, responding to a wide range of barriers that youth and adults are facing when it comes to finding stable and meaningful employment.


Four Programs, One Goal

Creating economic equity and stability for individuals and families
HIRED is dedicated to cultivating strong and stable families, a prepared and successful workforce, and a more equitable regional economy in the Twin Cities.

Our four program areas – Family Stability, Youth Services, Career Pathways, and Dislocated Worker – offer a variety of employment and career services that help individuals and families achieve family sustaining wages and career laddering opportunities.


Our Impact

6,937 People served last year in neighborhoods across the metro

2,424 Individuals secured employment with livable wages

498 Youth improved skills that made them ready for the workforce

HIRED is a United Way Community Partner

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