James Stubbins, Achieve Staffing Account Manager, is originally from Zanesville, Ohio, and moved to Cleveland after graduating from Hiram College. For nearly a decade, James worked as a Mortgage Officer but made a career change to follow his passion and joined Towards Employment as the Staffing Specialist.  Since then, James has placed Towards Employment participants with employer partners and helped hundreds of folks embark on a new career path.  He currently lives in Cleveland with his wife Liz and dog Bodie.


Achieve is an Alternative Staffing Organization or ASO. ASOs use an employment strategy that combines a staffing business model with supportive services to help job seekers with barriers to employment enter and advance in the workforce. About 70 ASOs operate in the US and Canada. In 2016, the sector employed an estimated 43,000 job seekers.

Achieve uses the learning and proven success of the Towards Employment model. Read more about this model here.