Who We Are We believe our name says it all
We meet the short-term hiring needs of businesses by connecting them with people ready for and motivated by those exact employment opportunities. Seeing the unique talent in each candidate and the unique need of each client, Cara Connects is ideally positioned to find the best-fit candidates – those whom we’ve worked with first-hand, seen their gifts up close, and partnered with to develop even further so they’re ready to work from day one. No ramp-up necessary. You can rest assured that when they come to work for you, the work gets done.

People Employed Since 2013


Jobs Filled Since 2013


Assignment Retention Since 2013

Our Mission

Unlock the power and purpose within our communities and ourselves to achieve real and lasting success.

Our Services

Think of our services as a mini skills refresh, backed by a readiness training for today’s workplace. Once we understand our candidates’ skills and stories, we market them for contract hire across multiple industries. And once those matches have successfully been made, we double down as coach and partner – available in times of opportunity and in times of challenge to ensure candidates have the resources and bench strength they need to not just land that job, but crush it. Learn more >

Our Specialties

We focus our services on a few key job types to ensure we are building up our candidate pool in the most meaningful way possible. These specialties include:

  • Administrative
  • Commercial Cleaning
  • Customer Service
  • Food Service
  • Fork Lift Operators
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Light Manufacturing
  • Receptionists
  • Warehousing
Our Impact

When you put all these services together, it results in a series of transformations, not transactions – real results that stick – hundreds of quality jobs a year and climbing, one-year same firm retention rates over twenty points higher than national norms, and a social return on investment of $5.97 over a five-year time horizon for every dollar invested in the work. Learn more >

"Cara Connects lives up to its name. It connected me to hope & a brighter future when things looked dark. Thanks, Cara Connects!"
Linda Northwest Side Housing Center
“Thanks to Cara Connects, I have found my dream career. In just eight months I have been promoted three times!”
Shanika Helping Hand Partners
“If it wasn’t for Cara Connects I would not be here. Thank you for my career!”
Tommie The Habitat Company
"Cara Connects has always been able to find just the right person to fit LISC’s administrative needs.”
Monita LISC Chicago

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