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WorkSquare Honored with Business and Leadership Service Award

Aug 24, 2016 No Comments by

Congratulations to Alliance member WorkSquare and its President Ian James, selected by the Miami-Dade chapter of SCORE for its 2016 Miami Business and Leadership Service Award! This award honors an individual making significant contributions to Miami-Dade County through their efforts and passion to help others. Founded in 2008 by Vanessa Bartram, WorkSquare combines temp-to-hire job […]

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Millionair Club Charity recruits unsheltered adults through Jobs Connect

Aug 04, 2016 No Comments by

The Millionair Club Charity (MCC)’s social enterprise Temporary Staffing Solutions is continuing to grow at a rapid rate, posting nearly $2.2 million in sales and employing 628 job seekers in its fiscal year ending June 30, just its second full year of operations! About 75% of MCC’s staffing business is with food service contractors, and […]

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OSHA increases data transparency to promote safer workplaces

Jul 21, 2016 No Comments by

In a move to improve workplace safety standards and increase transparency, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has finalized a new rule requiring companies to electronically report workforce injuries and illnesses, and strengthening the rights of workers who report these incidents. Access to this information will enable employers to better benchmark their own safety […]

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Member Profile: Goodwill Staffing Group, Austin, Texas

Jul 05, 2016 No Comments by

Goodwill Staffing Group President Robyn Householder describes key elements of their ambitious growth strategy: market intelligence from a new Business Advisory Council, regular customer feedback, improved software and an investment from REDF.

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More evidence that ex-offender hires excel on the job

Jun 17, 2016 No Comments by

Two recent studies support our members’ and other employers’ experience that job seekers with criminal records tend to make highly motivated, loyal employees, and businesses that screen out these individuals are overlooking a significant source of talent. A joint study by University of Massachusetts Amherst and Harvard University evaluated former felons’ workforce performance in the […]

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