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ASOs introduce part-time scheduling in production settings

January 8, 2020

Two Alliance members are using new scheduling approaches designed to meet worker needs and employer demand.

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First Step Staffing expands to southern California

December 20, 2019

Congratulations to member First Step Staffing on its expansion to southern California!

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Talent shortage drives employers to boost wages, training

December 10, 2019

A new nationwide survey finds skill shortages across all job categories, adversely affecting companies.

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Cara Chicago helps workers achieve personal financial goals

November 26, 2019

Many alternative staffing businesses offer financial literacy training as a supportive service.

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Rideshare credits enhance other work transportation supports

November 8, 2019

Both Uber and Lyft partner with nonprofits to offer ride credits designed to address transportation barriers that can limit job seekers’ access to employment.

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New member startups in Cleveland, Los Angeles & Lowell, MA

October 22, 2019

The Alliance welcomes three new practitioner members working to launch alternative staffing businesses!

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Uber Works staffing app launches in Chicago

October 16, 2019

In Chicago, Uber has launched Uber Works, an app designed to supply on-demand, blue-collar shift workers to area companies.

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Manufacturing slowdown weakens industrial staffing growth

September 23, 2019

Staffing Industry Analysts has lowered its 2019 forecast for US industrial staffing revenue growth to 1% from its projection of 4% growth last April.

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Free course promotes fair chance hiring process

August 28, 2019

Over 90% of US employers use criminal background checks to screen some or all their prospective new hires

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Goodwill convenes alternative staffing businesses in Spokane

August 12, 2019

Alliance members from the western US and Canada joined with the Goodwill Staffing Services Workgroup this past weekend

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New Member: 70 Million Jobs, Los Angeles, California

July 25, 2019

The Alliance welcomes new member 70 Million Jobs, a national for-profit business

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Cara Chicago launches Cara Plus to expand its reach and impact

July 10, 2019

Cara Chicago has launched a new entity Cara Plus to share its workforce development services approach with partner organizations in other cities.

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First Step offers workers “second step” to higher skills and earnings

June 17, 2019

First Step Staffing in Atlanta has introduced “Second Step” construction skills training to provide its workers a pathway to higher paid jobs.

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Illinois leads way to mandate responsible staffing practices

May 30, 2019

June 1 marks a year since new staffing industry regulations took effect in Illinois under the Responsible Job Creation Act.

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DePaul-led network improves awareness, delivery of wraparound supports

May 7, 2019

Alliance member DePaul Industries, based in Portland, Oregon, helps about 2,400 job seekers access competitive employment each year,

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Hope Builders blends skills training with temp-to-hire staffing

April 22, 2019

Alliance member Taller San Jose Hope Builders in Santa Ana (Orange County), California provides life and job skills training to disadvantaged young adults

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Opportunities, Inc./DPS hosts manufacturing apprenticeship

April 8, 2019

Alliance member Opportunities, Inc./Diversified Personnel Services (DPS) has been selected to sponsor and host a new Industrial Manufacturing Technician (IMT) apprenticeship program

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DePaul Industries expands to Minneapolis

March 27, 2019

Congratulations to Alliance member DePaul Industries on its expansion to Minneapolis!

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MaineWorks and WorkSquare named “Best for the World”

March 19, 2019

Certified B Corporations promote an inclusive economy and operate as forces for good in the communities where they operate.

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Proactive approach to rising wages improves quality, performance

February 26, 2019

Across the US, wage rates are rising as cities and states pass new minimum wage laws and large firms voluntarily increase pay rates to attract talent in tight labor markets.

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New Member: Challenge Unlimited, Alton, Illinois

February 11, 2019

The Alliance welcomes new member Challenge Unlimited, a leading provider of employment services to people with disabilities!

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New tool promotes fair chance hiring practices

January 31, 2019

The Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), in partnership with Koch Industries, has launched a new initiative Getting Talent Back to Work

Read More

Talent shortage drives employers to boost wages, training

December 10, 2019

A new nationwide survey finds skill shortages across all job categories, adversely affecting companies.

Read More

Rideshare credits enhance other work transportation supports

November 8, 2019

Both Uber and Lyft partner with nonprofits to offer ride credits designed to address transportation barriers that can limit job seekers’ access to employment.

Read More

Uber Works staffing app launches in Chicago

October 16, 2019

In Chicago, Uber has launched Uber Works, an app designed to supply on-demand, blue-collar shift workers to area companies.

Read More

Manufacturing slowdown weakens industrial staffing growth

September 23, 2019

Staffing Industry Analysts has lowered its 2019 forecast for US industrial staffing revenue growth to 1% from its projection of 4% growth last April.

Read More

Free course promotes fair chance hiring process

August 28, 2019

Over 90% of US employers use criminal background checks to screen some or all their prospective new hires

Read More

Illinois leads way to mandate responsible staffing practices

May 30, 2019

June 1 marks a year since new staffing industry regulations took effect in Illinois under the Responsible Job Creation Act.

Read More

First Step Staffing expands to southern California

December 20, 2019

Congratulations to member First Step Staffing on its expansion to southern California!

Read More

Cara Chicago helps workers achieve personal financial goals

November 26, 2019

Many alternative staffing businesses offer financial literacy training as a supportive service.

Read More

New member startups in Cleveland, Los Angeles & Lowell, MA

October 22, 2019

The Alliance welcomes three new practitioner members working to launch alternative staffing businesses!

Read More

Goodwill convenes alternative staffing businesses in Spokane

August 12, 2019

Alliance members from the western US and Canada joined with the Goodwill Staffing Services Workgroup this past weekend

Read More

New Member: 70 Million Jobs, Los Angeles, California

July 25, 2019

The Alliance welcomes new member 70 Million Jobs, a national for-profit business

Read More

Cara Chicago launches Cara Plus to expand its reach and impact

July 10, 2019

Cara Chicago has launched a new entity Cara Plus to share its workforce development services approach with partner organizations in other cities.

Read More

First Step offers workers “second step” to higher skills and earnings

June 17, 2019

First Step Staffing in Atlanta has introduced “Second Step” construction skills training to provide its workers a pathway to higher paid jobs.

Read More

DePaul-led network improves awareness, delivery of wraparound supports

May 7, 2019

Alliance member DePaul Industries, based in Portland, Oregon, helps about 2,400 job seekers access competitive employment each year,

Read More

Hope Builders blends skills training with temp-to-hire staffing

April 22, 2019

Alliance member Taller San Jose Hope Builders in Santa Ana (Orange County), California provides life and job skills training to disadvantaged young adults

Read More

Opportunities, Inc./DPS hosts manufacturing apprenticeship

April 8, 2019

Alliance member Opportunities, Inc./Diversified Personnel Services (DPS) has been selected to sponsor and host a new Industrial Manufacturing Technician (IMT) apprenticeship program

Read More

DePaul Industries expands to Minneapolis

March 27, 2019

Congratulations to Alliance member DePaul Industries on its expansion to Minneapolis!

Read More

MaineWorks and WorkSquare named “Best for the World”

March 19, 2019

Certified B Corporations promote an inclusive economy and operate as forces for good in the communities where they operate.

Read More

Proactive approach to rising wages improves quality, performance

February 26, 2019

Across the US, wage rates are rising as cities and states pass new minimum wage laws and large firms voluntarily increase pay rates to attract talent in tight labor markets.

Read More

New Member: Challenge Unlimited, Alton, Illinois

February 11, 2019

The Alliance welcomes new member Challenge Unlimited, a leading provider of employment services to people with disabilities!

Read More

New tool promotes fair chance hiring practices

January 31, 2019

The Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), in partnership with Koch Industries, has launched a new initiative Getting Talent Back to Work

Read More
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