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What is alternative staffing?

Alternative staffing enterprises deliver competitive staffing services that connect employers with qualified, motivated talent while supporting thousands of marginalized job seekers to enter the labor market and achieve their employment goals.

Value to Employers

Employers cite four reasons they prefer using alternative staffing suppliers: better understanding of their business needs and priorities, higher quality screening and matching, greater responsiveness, and worker supports that improve performance and reliability.

Opportunities for Job Seekers

Temporary staffing is the fastest growing segment of the workforce and a key pathway to employment. Temporary placements offer job seekers a way to build their resume, develop skills and self confidence, and demonstrate their reliability and value to potential employers

Returns to Funders

Alternative Staffing Organizations (ASOs) leverage foundation and government grants with fee revenues from employers, lowering the cost to serve job seekers compared with other transitional employment.

for ASO 

Read our Introductory Guide and let us introduce you to practitioners serving similar job seekers. Join the Alliance to access benchmarking data, sales webinars, operating tools, and other business development resources. Read More


Open hiring helps employers find talent, improve entry-level jobs, diversify workforce

Harvard Business Review makes business case, outlines success factors for using this approach

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First Step expands to Orlando, recognized with national award

First Step employs and supports job seekers experiencing homelessness as successor to GoodSource Staffing

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New social network connects, supports formerly incarcerated

Commissary Club helps people with criminal records build community and rebuild their lives.

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Resources and Events

Social Media Game Plan

This guide from Haley Marketing will help you harness the power of social media to build awareness, build your brand, and drive sales and recruiting leads.

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Checkr Fair Assessment Course

This 1-hour online course and certification defines background report terminology and uses scenarios to help businesses comply with EEOC guidelines and refine their hiring criteria and rationale for assessing candidates.

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Virtual RoundTables

Spend an hour every other week with fellow operators to discuss current business challenges, issues and opportunities.

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