Great companies don’t mind the gap.

Welcome to the place where your career break won’t stand in your way! We connect you to returnships and job opportunities with employers who support your return to work – and don’t mind your resume gap.

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Return to work with us.

Path Forward is the trusted nonprofit that empowers parents and other caregivers to restart their careers. Our services are free to returners. We value your skills, experiences, and vast potential.

How we help

Find hidden, untapped talent.

The hardest talent to hire is experienced talent. Find out how a returnship or return to work program can help you attract skilled, mid-career professionals. When returners get hired, companies get stronger.

Hire returners

There’s nothing we love more than a good comeback story.

Path Forward understands career breaks and the challenges you face. When it’s time for your sequel, we’ll be with you every step of the way. The next chapter of your story awaits.

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Returnship Matcher

Not sure where to start? Search our directory of all U.S. returnship programs to find one that fits you.

Find your match

“Thank you Path Forward for enabling smart, competent women get back to their careers.”

Susannah M. | 2020 Returner, Seeq

“I saw my son become more independent and felt it was the right time to return to work.”

Rachna P. | 2021 Returner, Allstate

“I immediately noticed one change - I was hearing back from employers!”

Drew S. | 2021 Returner, Motorola Solutions

Caregiving is the #1 reason why prime working age people aren’t active in the workforce – and they’re mainly women, by a 12:1 ratio.

Returnships bridge the gap between employers and highly qualified returners. The programs overcome the hiring stigma that makes returning to work a tough road for parents and other caregivers.

Why It Matters

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Your financial support helps Path Forward transform lives and families. Together we provide support and create jobs for stay-at-home moms and other caregivers returning to the workforce.

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