Path Forward Is Coming to the Detroit Metro Area with HARMAN’s Return to Work Program

Update: In light of the COVID-19 epidemic and their desire to provide the best on-site onboarding experience for returners, HARMAN has delayed the launch of their return to work program. Sign up here to be alerted when the program relaunches with new job listings, likely in Q4 2020.

Path Forward is excited to announce the launch of our first return to work program in the Detroit metro area today, in partnership with HARMAN, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets. Building on our successful programs in a dozen other major metro areas across the U.S., Path Forward is partnering with HARMAN to create a structured 16-week program that provides professional and developmental opportunities to both women and men who are looking to return to the workforce after taking a break for caregiving. 

HARMAN’s return to work job opportunities are open for application now. The roles will be based out of their North American Automotive Headquarters in Novi, Michigan, and are open to professionals with five or more years of experience and who were away from the workforce for a minimum of two years for caregiving purposes.

“We’re delighted to partner with HARMAN to bring our program to Detroit, a city that has undergone an amazing revitalization in recent years. Through this partnership, we hope to bring that spirit of revitalization to those who have been out of the workforce by building a bridge that brings them back to their careers,” said Tami Forman, founding chief executive of Path Forward, which has implemented return to work programs for more than 60 companies.

“At HARMAN, we’re excited to reach out to the valuable and untapped group of people looking to reignite their careers,” said Sandra Martinez, Vice President of Global Talent Management and Diversity at HARMAN. “Through our partnership with Path Forward, we look forward to providing meaningful professional and developmental opportunities to people re-entering the workforce.”

Over the past few years, return to work programs have become an increasingly popular way for women and men who have been out of the workforce to re-engage with their professional careers. And the benefits have become clear to both returners and employers, like HARMAN, Walmart, Netflix, Verizon, and PayPal. Approximately 80% of the 500 returners who have completed programs at Path Forward partner companies have secured ongoing employment at those companies at the end of the program. These results are a clear win for both the returners and the companies who find and retain diverse talent with a proven track record.

Interested in learning more about HARMAN and applying for their Return to Work program? See all of the available opportunities here.