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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Congratulations to Alliance member TeenForce as they prepare to place 45 foster youth in paid STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) internships this summer! To be eligible, high-school aged candidates spend nine Saturdays completing 45 hours of technical training including robotics and coding, plus 16 hours of work readiness training during the school year. Graduates […]
Congratulations to Alliance member Central City Concern (CCC) in Portland, Oregon, on the launch of its newest social enterprise, On-Call Staffing! The program will initially provide front desk coverage in 14 housing properties run by CCC. On-Call Staffing has also secured a contract to deliver similar staffing services beginning in 2017 to Home Forward, Oregon’s […]
Congratulations to Derek Snook, founder of In Every Story Labor Services and Margo Walsh, founder of MaineWorks, recognized for the difference these businesses are making for individuals seeking to move their lives forward after incarceration, addiction and other challenges. IES Labor Services in Charleston, South Carolina has been honored with the Jefferson Award, a tribute […]
Meet Gregg Keesling, founder and president of Recycle Force, an electronics recycling business that employs and trains recently released offenders, then helps them advance into external employment through Keys to Work Staffing.