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New Member: UpStaff Personnel, Asheville, North Carolina

Mar 15, 2018 No Comments by

The Alliance welcomes new member UpStaff Personnel, an enterprise of Green Opportunities (GO!) in Asheville, North Carolina! UpStaff Personnel targets large volume accounts with temp-to-hire opportunities including Biltmore Farms Hotels, the City of Asheville, and the City’s Housing Authority. GO! has operated its staffing business for five years, and prioritized its growth in 2017 as […]

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County ordinance provides model for social enterprise procurement

Mar 01, 2018 No Comments by

The Cook County Board in Chicago recently enacted the Cook County Social Enterprise Ordinance to promote the growth of local social enterprises and inspire other municipalities in Illinois and beyond to follow its lead. Eligible entities get a 5% pricing discount in bidding for County procurement opportunities (meaning a $100 bid is treated as $95.) […]

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Harmon Personnel a key partner in Second Chance Initiative

Feb 14, 2018 No Comments by

Congratulations to member Harmon Personnel Services, a partner in the Second Chance Employment and Training Initiative, one of nine community-driven projects in Massachusetts to be awarded a $75,000 state Urban Agenda grant. The initiative aims to help people in recovery overcome complex barriers to employment and will incorporate Harmon Personnel’s staffing services, plus coaching, case […]

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Auburn Reporter names Orion CEO John Theisen Person of the Year

Jan 29, 2018 No Comments by

Congratulations to John Theisen, president and CEO of Alliance member Orion Industries in Auburn, Washington, who describes his work as “the best job I’ve ever had.” In 2016, Orion placed 157 people into community jobs, compared to fewer than 20 in 2000 when he joined the organization, eager to use his private sector business expertise […]

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First Step Staffing expands into Philadelphia

Jan 16, 2018 No Comments by

First Step Staffing has acquired a portion of the Philadelphia-based division of On Time Staffing, a for-profit staffing company specializing in warehouse, packaging and production jobs, which will now become part of First Step’s nonprofit social enterprise. First Step will partner with On Time Staffing, the City of Philadelphia and local social service providers to […]

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