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Member Profile: MaineWorks, Portland, Maine

Jul 28, 2015 No Comments by

Meet Margo Walsh, social entrepreneur and founder of MaineWorks, a Certified B Corp created to provide employment opportunities for nonviolent ex-offenders with addiction challenges. The company’s industry focus is industrial construction and transportation infrastructure, and since opening in 2011, annual revenues have doubled each year to reach nearly $2 million.

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Survey captures workers’ perspective on skills gap

Jul 15, 2015 No Comments by

As employers increasingly worry about talent shortages, Spherion Staffing Services’ 2015 Emerging Workforce Study finds that 29% of workers feel their job skills are outdated and leave them at risk in furthering their careers. A similar number, 31%, feel they have not been adequately trained by their employers, while 33% say the training and career […]

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New Center at EMERGE fosters career pathways

Jul 01, 2015 No Comments by

Alliance member EmergeWORKS has a new, major resource to help candidates prepare for career pathways and offer business clients the advantage of reduced training costs for entry-level workers! The EMERGE Career and Technology Center (ECTC) opened in March and provides a full suite of job readiness and job skills workshops under one roof. EMERGE’s staffing […]

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EMBERS adds worker training, benefits in breakthrough year

Jun 23, 2015 No Comments by

EMBERS Staffing Solutions (ESS) operates in Vancouver, British Columbia’s Downtown Eastside, an area of the city notorious for record levels of crime, drug use, poverty, and a large number of people with mental health problems. Launched in 2008 to provide work opportunities for people graduating from addiction recovery programs, ESS struggled through four years of […]

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IES Labor helps workers and customers live their best story

Jun 04, 2015 No Comments by

In the latest issue of the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Derek Snook, founder and president of In Every Story (IES) Labor Services in Charleston, South Carolina, discusses his company’s approach to helping day laborers improve their financial security, fulfill personal goals and achieve full-time employment.

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