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First Step Staffing uses acquisition strategy to scale impact

Nov 22, 2016 No Comments by

Last December, First Step Staffing acquired the Atlanta operations of LGS Staffing, a large, commercial staffing company, as a strategy to grow its average daily placements from 150 to 1,000 workers. A year later, through its relationships with some 70 community referral partners, First Step is recruiting ever higher numbers of homeless and other disadvantaged […]

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How technology is changing job market matching

Nov 02, 2016 No Comments by

JPMorgan Chase & Co. has issued a comprehensive report, “Swiping Right for the Job: How Tech is Changing ‘Matching’ in the Workforce,” as part of its New Skills at Work initiative. The report provides a useful overview of labor market matching platforms and applications, and highlights the distinct challenges low- and middle-skill workers and small […]

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Just in Time trainings grow talent pipeline

Oct 17, 2016 No Comments by

Goodwill Staffing Group in Austin continually listens to local employers to understand their needs and develop long-term solutions. In the tightening labor market, a common refrain from businesses has been, “We need people with basic skills who are dependable.” In response, Goodwill has been piloting Just in Time trainings, free, one-to-three week courses that give […]

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Member Profile: EmergeWORKS, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Sep 29, 2016 No Comments by

Read our interview with Janet Ludden, Executive Vice President at EMERGE Community Development, and head of their new Enterprise Division, a portfolio of four diverse employment social enterprises including their staffing business EmergeWORKS!

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Ex-felons find sense of purpose and belonging at MaineWorks

Sep 13, 2016 No Comments by

The New York Times recently featured Alliance member MaineWorks as part of its Prototype series, describing the company’s mission to create job opportunities in commercial construction for individuals with criminal records stemming from substance abuse. Many of MaineWorks’ candidates are in recovery from addiction, and the opportunity to work is an invaluable part of that […]

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