In a move to improve workplace safety standards and increase transparency, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has finalized a new rule requiring companies to electronically report workforce injuries and illnesses, and strengthening the rights of workers who report these incidents. Access to this information will enable employers to better benchmark their own safety […]
Goodwill Staffing Group President Robyn Householder describes key elements of their ambitious growth strategy: market intelligence from a new Business Advisory Council, regular customer feedback, improved software and an investment from REDF.
Two recent studies support our members’ and other employers’ experience that job seekers with criminal records tend to make highly motivated, loyal employees, and businesses that screen out these individuals are overlooking a significant source of talent. A joint study by University of Massachusetts Amherst and Harvard University evaluated former felons’ workforce performance in the […]
Congratulations to Alliance member TeenForce as they prepare to place 45 foster youth in paid STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) internships this summer! To be eligible, high-school aged candidates spend nine Saturdays completing 45 hours of technical training including robotics and coding, plus 16 hours of work readiness training during the school year. Graduates […]
Congratulations to Alliance member Central City Concern (CCC) in Portland, Oregon, on the launch of its newest social enterprise, On-Call Staffing! The program will initially provide front desk coverage in 14 housing properties run by CCC. On-Call Staffing has also secured a contract to deliver similar staffing services beginning in 2017 to Home Forward, Oregon’s […]