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2016 Employment Screening Trends

Feb 03, 2016 No Comments by

A recent article from the Society for Human Resource Management urges employers to “keep compliance top of mind in 2016” and highlights five trends relating to pre-employment background checks: Government regulatory agencies will intensify their scrutiny of screening firms to confirm their use of matching procedures that ensure “maximum possible accuracy.” Lawsuits claiming noncompliance with […]

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New Member Yvette Hernandez, GoodSource Staffing Services

Jan 12, 2016 No Comments by

The Alliance welcomes new member GoodSource Staffing Services, a subsidiary of Goodwill Industries of Central Florida in Orlando! Opened last spring, the new enterprise has a mission to employ individuals who are homeless or at risk of being homeless. Central Florida has one of the highest rates of family homelessness in the US, and GoodSource […]

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STEM and Work Readiness Program builds on pilot’s success

Dec 29, 2015 No Comments by

A new report from TeenForce highlights the results of its pilot Foster Youth STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and Work Readiness Training program in 2015. Sixteen high-school youth completed 60 hours of extra-curricular robotics and workforce readiness training on Saturdays during the school year. In the summer, TeenForce placed them into paid internships at […]

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Profit sharing helps IES workers live their best story

Dec 18, 2015 No Comments by

In 2014, In Every Story (IES) Labor Services founder and president Derek Snook took the major step of converting his nonprofit social enterprise to a for-profit LLC. Several reasons drove this decision. Sales were on track to exceed $3 million, and grant writing was a distraction to managing the business. A for-profit structure also provided […]

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Workforce Solutions Associates launches in Maryland

Dec 10, 2015 No Comments by

Congratulations to Workforce Solutions Group on the launch of their new alternative staffing enterprise! Operating as Workforce Solutions Associates, the nonprofit business will build on Workforce Solutions Group’s market knowledge and experience delivering employment services as a 15-year contract provider of workforce development services in Montgomery County, Maryland, a suburb of Washington DC. On the […]

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