The Alliance welcomes new member Ascend Staffing, headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan and offering staffing services in nine locations including eastern Michigan, Indianapolis and Chicago as well as New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, DC. Ascend Staffing is a for-profit subsidiary of Education Data Systems, Inc. (EDSI), which specializes in workforce development services. EDSI helps states and […]
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Alliance member Millionair Club Charity (MCC) in Seattle has begun renting 47 studio apartments to individuals working in its staffing enterprise through its lease of Kasota Apartments, a Single Room Occupancy property. Rents range from $475 to $525 a month in an area where monthly rent can be three times that amount, while the wait […]
MDRC report outlines ASO success factors; recommends steps to document long-term employment outcomes
The social policy research organization MDRC has published a new report, Temporary Staffing for the Hard-to-Employ: Findings from a Brief Study of Alternative Staffing Organizations. The report highlights three Alliance members – DePaul Industries, headquartered in Portland, Oregon; First Step Staffing in Atlanta; and TeenForce in San Jose, California – that together represent different sized […]
Meet Margo Walsh, social entrepreneur and founder of MaineWorks, a Certified B Corp created to provide employment opportunities for nonviolent ex-offenders with addiction challenges. The company’s industry focus is industrial construction and transportation infrastructure, and since opening in 2011, annual revenues have doubled each year to reach nearly $2 million.
As employers increasingly worry about talent shortages, Spherion Staffing Services’ 2015 Emerging Workforce Study finds that 29% of workers feel their job skills are outdated and leave them at risk in furthering their careers. A similar number, 31%, feel they have not been adequately trained by their employers, while 33% say the training and career […]