First Step Staffing is a nonprofit enterprise launched in 2007 by entrepreneur and philanthropist Greg Block as a strategy to help homeless individuals re-enter the workforce, earn steady income and break the cycle of homelessness. First Step partners with a variety of transitional housing organizations in Atlanta to recruit job-ready individuals. A second business line, [...]
“Second City” Chicago is second to none when it comes to alternative staffing. Following are brief snapshots from our recent visit to four alternative staffing organizations there: Civic Staffing at Harborquest Harborquest has recently joined forces with A Safe Haven, a major Chicago homeless services provider that assists some 5,000 people annually to stabilize their [...]
Alliance members will be spreading the good word about alternative staffing at three conferences in May. Dave Shaffer from DePaul Industries will be presenting at the Business4Better Conference & Expo on May 1-2 in Anaheim, California, an event designed around bringing businesses and nonprofits together in creative and meaningful partnerships. On May 9, Françoise Carré [...]
People with disabilities are among the top three populations served by alternative staffing organizations, according to our annual performance survey. In a recent DePaul Industries blog, Dave Shaffer highlights evidence that supports the business case for employing people with disabilities in the form of reduced costs, increased productivity and lower employee turnover.
At this month’s Staffing Industry Executive Forum, Staffing Industry Analysts President Barry Asin predicted that by 2018: Information technology and industrial staffing will make up nearly 60 percent of the U.S. temporary staffing market. Market concentration will increase. The top 15 firms will have 50 percent of market share. Annual spending on online staffing will [...]