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Interim report brief highlights successes and challenges of social enterprise employment

Apr 10, 2014 No Comments by

Alliance members Chrysalis Enterprises and Solutions SF are part of the Mathematica Jobs Study, undertaken to evaluate REDF’s portfolio of social enterprises. An Interim Report Brief highlights preliminary findings about barriers faced by social enterprise employees, gains in their housing and financial stability during employment, and the business challenges inherent to a transitional employment model. [...]

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TeenForce Wins Prestigious “Asset Champion” Award

Mar 26, 2014 No Comments by

Project Cornerstone, the YMCA of Silicon Valley youth development initiative, has recognized Alliance member TeenForce with its prestigious Asset Champion award. The award honors TeenForce for its work helping teens and young adults build developmental assets such as self-esteem and a positive view about their futures. “It was TeenForce’s work with foster youth and other [...]

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New Member Margo Walsh, MaineWorks

Mar 24, 2014 No Comments by

The Alliance welcomes new member MaineWorks, a Certified B Corp based in Falmouth, Maine. The company has operated for three years and provides work opportunities in industrial construction and transportation infrastructure for non-violent felons, veterans, new Americans, people in recovery from substance abuse and others facing barriers to employment. Through its WorkWellprogram, MaineWorks connects employees [...]

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OSHA Issues Guidance under Temporary Worker Initiative

Mar 18, 2014 No Comments by

A new bulletin explaining staffing agency and host employer requirements for recording temporary worker injuries and illnesses is now available from OSHA. The new Recordkeeping Bulletin is the first of many materials OSHA is developing as part of its Temporary Worker Initiative, aimed at ensuring temporary workers are protected in their workplaces. OSHA has found [...]

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Member Profile: Goodwill Staffing Group, Austin, Texas

Mar 12, 2014 No Comments by

With its recent rebranding, Goodwill Staffing Group in Austin has grown private sector business sales from $50,000 in 2011 to nearly $2 million in 2013, and increased annual job seekers placed from 600 to over 1,000. In a recent interview, President Rudy Herrera discusses changes in their marketing approach underlying this success.

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