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WorkSquare ‘West’ opens in Los Angeles

Mar 25, 2015 No Comments by

Congratulations to WorkSquare ‘West,’ now open for business as a licensed branch of WorkSquare in Miami, Florida, a Certified B Corp established in 2008. The Los Angeles branch is led by Natasha White, founder of Affecting Change, Inc., a nonprofit that provides job readiness training and other supportive services to people with diverse barriers to […]

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Member Profile: Diversified Personnel Services, Ft. Atkinson, Wisconsin

Mar 13, 2015 No Comments by

DPS, the staffing service division of Opportunities, Inc., employs people with disabilities and other barriers to employment, mainly with manufacturing clients. On average 80% of its staffing assignments are temp-to-hire. Director of Staffing Ann Janquart leads DPS’ team and reports their addition of a new business line, DPSpro, focused on making executive-level placements.

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New Member Jerri Rosen, Working Wardrobes

Feb 24, 2015 No Comments by

The Alliance welcomes new member Working Wardrobes in Costa Mesa, California. CEO Jerri Rosen founded the organization in 1990 after organizing a “Day of Self Esteem” for 67 women living in domestic shelters. Twenty-five years later, Working Wardrobes offers a wide range of employment services that help 5,000 men, women, veterans and young adults in […]

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Mathematica Jobs Study shows promise of enterprise approach to workforce development

Feb 20, 2015 No Comments by

Hot off the press, the Mathematica Jobs Study offers new data about social enterprises’ power to improve self-sufficiency for job seekers who face barriers to work. Commissioned by REDF with support from the Social Innovation Fund, the study evaluated seven social enterprise operators in REDF’s portfolio, including Alliance members Chrysalis Enterprises and Solutions SF. The […]

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New Member Rob Ferris, Advantage Services

Feb 11, 2015 No Comments by

The Alliance welcomes new member Advantage Services in Salt Lake City. Advantage Services has operated for over 20 years, initially as Valley Services under the sponsorship of Valley Mental Health (DBA Valley Behavioral Health). Advantage changed its name last year as part of a restructuring to become independent from Valley Mental Health, which continues to […]

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