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REDF Impact Investing Fund Introduces Line of Credit Product

October 14, 2021

LOC financing product will help employment social enterprises address cash flow gaps.

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YUPRO honored for OnRamps@Work Apprenticeship Program

September 9, 2021

Program equips diverse young job seekers to secure and sustain career-boosting employment.

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Research finds growing support for fair chance hiring

August 5, 2021

Employers often lack formal hiring policies, though, and see need for transitional worker supports.

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Performance-based staffing contract pairs startup financing with social impact guarantee

July 23, 2021

Contract design advances capital, shares risk, and ensures accountability.

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AlliedUP combines quality staffing jobs with worker-ownership

May 26, 2021

New model offers ongoing training and long-term wealth-building opportunities.

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New facility will double RecycleForce’s reentry hiring services

May 12, 2021

RecycleForce & Keys2Work Staffing help candidates advance on "Any Job, Better Job, Career" pathway.

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Galt Foundation partners to support skill-building and disaster recovery in Oklahoma

April 14, 2021

Apprentices earn skill credentials while repairing damaged homes.

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Meet Working Fields in Vermont!

March 30, 2021

Mission-driven staffing company employs and supports job seekers in recovery.

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Gina Hall guides team at Uplift Northwest to reimagine post-COVID economy

March 2, 2021

Uplift Northwest welcomes new leadership and engages with new partners as they celebrate 100 years!

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Career Resources, Inc. launches Entry Point Staffing

February 1, 2021

New staffing enterprise in Bridgeport, Connecticut helps returning citizens access the job market.

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

January 13, 2021

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

December 14, 2020

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

December 8, 2020

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

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StepUp Wilmington launches staffing enterprise!

November 19, 2020

New venture aims to help job seekers secure stable, satisfying work

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First Step Staffing and YUPRO in spotlight at Staffing World

November 5, 2020

The American Staffing Association’s recent conference and expo highlighted two of our member practitioners!

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Millionair Club Charity begins new century as Uplift Northwest

October 7, 2020

New name reflects focus to connect homeless job seekers with life-changing job opportunities

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EMBERS honored with two prestigious awards

August 30, 2020

Governor General's Innovation Award recognizes and celebrates Canadian trailblazers and creators.

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Concordance Academy embarks on national expansion strategy

July 31, 2020

Reentry model plans to expand to 11 new cities by 2025!

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Valeo Vocation steps up to train and supply talent for COVID-19 response

June 8, 2020

“It was critical for us to figure out how to stay relevant.”

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Project Return stays on frontline to welcome and support returning citizens

May 19, 2020

Project Return is helping job seekers survive today so they can work tomorrow.

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Chrysalis makes strong virtual connections during COVID-19 shutdown

May 5, 2020

Chrysalis is creating new ways to deliver services and communicate with job seekers, employers and other stakeholders.

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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

EMBERS honored with two prestigious awards

August 30, 2020

Governor General's Innovation Award recognizes and celebrates Canadian trailblazers and creators.

Read More

Concordance Academy embarks on national expansion strategy

July 31, 2020

Reentry model plans to expand to 11 new cities by 2025!

Read More

Valeo Vocation steps up to train and supply talent for COVID-19 response

June 8, 2020

“It was critical for us to figure out how to stay relevant.”

Read More

Project Return stays on frontline to welcome and support returning citizens

May 19, 2020

Project Return is helping job seekers survive today so they can work tomorrow.

Read More

Chrysalis makes strong virtual connections during COVID-19 shutdown

May 5, 2020

Chrysalis is creating new ways to deliver services and communicate with job seekers, employers and other stakeholders.

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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