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Activate uses direct placement model for career track employment

Aug 10, 2017 No Comments by

Member Activate Workforce Solutions in Denver began operating late last year, and is using a direct placement model to connect qualified entry-level candidates with job opportunities in advanced manufacturing, construction and financial services. Employers pay a flat fee per placement, and Activate provides three months of weekly coaching to newly hired individuals. Activate likewise invests a lot […]

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AEI estimates target population for employment social enterprises

Jul 28, 2017 No Comments by

The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) has issued a new report that seeks to understand the number of nonworking Americans with barriers to employment who could benefit from social enterprise as a workforce development strategy. Barriers are defined as involvement with the criminal justice system, homelessness, drug or alcohol dependence, or serious mental illness. AEI finds that among […]

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TeenForce merges with Silicon Valley Children’s Fund

Jul 10, 2017 No Comments by

Alliance member TeenForce in San Jose has joined forces with its long-time partner Silicon Valley Children’s Fund in a move designed to strengthen its services to help foster youth successfully transition out of care and on to professional career paths. John Hogan, founder and CEO of TeenForce, will serve as Vice President, Career Services of […]

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New Member: Project Return, Nashville, Tennessee

Jun 29, 2017 No Comments by

The Alliance welcomes Project Return, a Nashville organization that helps people returning from incarceration gain steady employment and lead new, productive lives. Project Return begins its outreach inside correctional facilities to introduce its services and prepare individuals for this transition. Post-release, all who complete Project Return’s Job Readiness training are eligible for supportive services, including coaching and job search […]

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DPS candidates gain skills and experience for successful reentry

Jun 19, 2017 No Comments by

Diversified Personnel Services (DPS), the staffing division of Opportunities, Inc. headquartered in Ft. Atkinson, Wisconsin, continues to build on its partnership with regional correctional facilities to train and employ a growing number of work release candidates. In 2016, Opportunities Inc. trained and employed 282 inmates from six facilities extending from Milwaukee west to Madison. DPS […]

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