Lansing Community College

This week's employer spotlight is with Upbound Staffing

We asked Laurel Buck, Talent Acquisition Manager, some questions about Upbound Staffing.

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Who we are

Upbound Staffing leads and supports neurodiversity-focused hiring initiatives across Michigan.  We are a staffing solutions company aiming to increase equity within the workforce while solving employers' biggest challenges being diversified hiring and retention.  Our mission is to enhance the economic integration, wealth, and independence of neurodivergent job seekers. We collaborate with employers to meet their staffing demands with exceptional talent while paving a culture of inclusion through access, education, and advocacy.

Our client-centered focus ensures tailored, exceptional solutions.  Our interdisciplinary team of professionals will develop and support candidates throughout the hiring process, transition into work, and during the first year of employment to ensure a successful employment experience.  We also push employers to create more inclusive work environments and support through training, one-on-one coaching with invested stakeholders, and offer in-depth consultation services.  Collaboration is integral to our approach, forging strong bonds with employers, candidates, and communities. 

Upbound Staffing prioritizes inclusivity, celebrating diverse perspectives, and fostering a supportive environment. Through close employer partnerships, we strive to enhance workforce diversity with strategic placements for neurodiverse individuals. We prioritize retaining and advancing neurodiverse talent to support long-term professional growth within organizations.  We are committed to exceptional satisfaction, we deliver tailored solutions, surpassing expectations and fostering diverse, inclusive workplaces.

Upbound staffing supports job seekers who
  • Self Identify with one of the following Neurodevelopmental Disorders:
    • Intellectual Developmental Disorders
    • Communication disorders
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder
    • Specific learning disorder
    • Motor Disorders
    • Tic Disorders
  • Experience barriers to finding or maintaining employment related to their neurodevelopmental identity.
  • Are open to professional development coaching and on-site support throughout the hiring process and transition into employment.
How we support neurodiverse job seekers
  • Lead candidates through ADA counseling and self advocacy practices.
  • Assist job candidates with creating effective resumes.
  • Prepare job candidates for employer interviews through practical application.
  • Support job candidates through every step of the hiring process.
  • Work to educate and consult employer partners on diversified hiring and retention strategies.
  • Offer professional, multidisciplinary on-the-job support through onboarding and beyond to ensure work.
What employment options are available
  • Direct Hire 
  • Temporary Staffing 
  • Temp-to-Hire Contract

We specialize in various industries! 

  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • General Business
  • Skilled Trades

Our exceptional track record speaks for itself. Our employers benefit from an impressive 92% retention rate, showcasing our commitment to fostering lasting partnerships. Moreover, our 98% manager satisfaction rate underscores the quality of our services. With a steadfast dedication to your success, we offer continuous support for both candidates and employers, ensuring a seamless and rewarding experience.

What is one piece of career advice you would give lcc students?

For individuals who may identify with one of the diagnoses provided or others, do not let unwarranted stigma around disability keep you from seeking out the needed support to be successful.  Have the courage to seek assistance as there are many organizations invested in helping you reach success.  

How can students connect with you?

Join our online community through yolBE: A purpose-driven community to help candidates build social capital, level-up their skills, and promote opportunities through Upbound Staffing.


Fill out our general application to enter services:


Find us on social media: Facebook, Instagram, or LinkedIn

Upbound Staffing will be at LCC’s Downtown Campus, Career Center – Gannon Building Room 2219, Wednesday, October 25 from 11am – 1pm.

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