Annual Conference

2014 Annual Conference

Mark your calendar to attend our 2014 conference in Atlanta, Georgia, October 1-3! First Step Staffing will be our host.

We’ll meet in Atlanta’s lively midtown neighborhood, just north of downtown and convenient to the airport via MARTA, the area’s transit service. This diverse and historic business district is home to a vibrant arts scene, Georgia Tech, and the beautiful, rambling Piedmont Park.

Conference Program – Download PDF

Conference Program

Conference Registration and Hotel Information

Join industry experts and peer presenters as they lead workshops and discussions designed to help you:

  • Plan for Sustainable Growth
  • Measure your Social Impact
  • Prepare for ACA Implementation
  • Expand Placement Opportunities for People with Disabilities and Veterans
  • Educate Employers about Background Check Best Practices
  • Support Workers’ Job Retention
  • Maximize Worker Safety
  • Ensure Compliance with Employment Laws

Conference Agenda At-A-Glance:

Wednesday, October 1

Morning – Sales Ridealongs
Afternoon – Pre-Conference Clinics (1:30-5 pm)
Evening – Networking Reception (6-8 pm)

Thursday, October 2

All Day – Conference Sessions and Workshops, Trusted Vendor Marketplace at Lunch
Evening – Dinner Function (Event Center at Opera)

Friday, October 3

Morning – Conference Sessions and Workshops (9 am-Noon)
Afternoon – Post-Conference Tour “Malts and Vaults” (1:30-5:30 pm)

Post-Conference Tour “Malts and Vaults”
Join us in exploring Oakland Cemetery, founded in 1850 and a grand showplace of sculpture and architecture, period gardens, and the full scope of Atlanta’s rich and fascinating history. After a guided walking tour, we’ll move to the rooftop bar of Six Feet Under to sample local brews, share a casual meal and discuss matters of life and death.


Annual Conference Program Archive

2013 Annual Conference, September 25-27, Portland, Oregon

2012 Annual Conference, October 24-26, St. Petersburg, Florida

2011 Annual Conference, November 9-11, Tucson, Arizona

2010 Annual Conference, October 27-29, New Orleans, Louisiana

2009 Annual Conference, November 4-6 in Minneapolis, Minnesota

2008 Annual Conference, October 22-24, Austin, Texas

2007 Annual Conference, October 17-19, Chicago, Illinois

First Jobs Academy Panel Presentation, June 2009

Learn more about this summer jobs staffing initiative for youth in care. The panel features Academy director Rob Franciose, Brian Lyght from The Annie E. Casey Foundation and Kim St. Pierre, business mentor liaison at Hannaford Brothers, a regional supermarket chain and First Jobs’ anchor business member. Click here to download.

2008 Regional Meetups

In April and May, the Alliance organized one-day gatherings to bring together alternative staffing practitioners in the northeastern and midwest regions of the US and Texas. In all, 15 organizations participated, providing managers an excellent opportunity for peer networking and information exchange about their respective staffing operations, successes and challenges. Click here to download a summary of the notes from these sessions.

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