Career Readiness Manager
James Houston
James Houston

James brings extensive experience with state government agencies and nonprofits that serve individuals with barriers to employment.  Much of his work has focused on engaging with employers to eliminate these barriers through partnerships, community engagement efforts, trainings, career fairs and more.

James has served as Business Development Manager for Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota, and Market Lead for The Pepsi Act, a partnership designed to provide more opportunities with individuals living with a disability. He also created The Second Chance Fair, a job fair for people with criminal backgrounds.   

James recently earned his B.A. in Criminal Justice from Metropolitan State University. An avid Star Wars fan, in his free time he enjoys golfing, spending time with his family and the occasional video game.