People-Based. Market-Driven.

Member Profile: 

First Step Staffing

Amelia Nickerson, Chief Executive Officer

Staffing business began: 2007


Job seeker focus: People with disabilities, People with criminal records, People experiencing homelessness, Young adults, Veterans, Long-term unemployed

Range of candidates managed weekly: 1,200-1,900

Staffing services: Temp, Temp-to-hire, Direct hire

Industries served: Warehouse/logistics, Hospitality, Construction

What employers value most about our staffing services: As we all work to recover from the pandemic, First Step is able to quickly meet our customers' hiring needs, filling orders rapidly with a well-supported and motivated workforce. Our transportation model ensures employees report on time every day!

Biggest challenges we help job seekers overcome: First Step has several programs to break down barriers to employment. Our transportation program provides 7,000+ rides per month to and from work. Second Step connects our workers to upskilling and career certification programs, and our newly formed STEP Forward program proactively connects them to other critical services such as housing, childcare, financial empowerment and mental-health support.

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