People-Based. Market-Driven.

Member Profile: 

Concordance Employment Agency

Tom Grant, Senior Vice President/Director

Parent organization: Concordance Academy of Leadership

Staffing business began: 2017


Job seeker focus: Returning citizens

Range of candidates managed weekly: 0-15

Staffing services: Temp-to-hire

Industries served: Warehouse/logistics, Retail, Hospitality

Priority goals in next year:

  1. Determine whether we should remain a for profit agency.
  2. Offer health care to our participants as they transition from temporary to permanent status.
  3. Secure additional industry partners to ensure our employment model can be sustained utilizing our two week simulation and 10-week part-time model as a base.
  4. Focus on identifying national partners to support our employment model when we scale to other cities.

Biggest operating challenges: Many companies are interested in hiring our participants. The biggest challenge is overcoming fear our clients feel when working with this population.

What about your business makes you most proud? We are a fully functioning staffing agency. The ability to be the employer of record allows us to better manage our participants needs on an individualized basis while maintaining their employment. Our ability to protect our participants employment when pulled from work due to personal challenges allows for healing which is critical during their first year out of prison.

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