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Auburn Reporter names Orion CEO John Theisen Person of the Year

Jan 29, 2018 No Comments by

Congratulations to John Theisen, president and CEO of Alliance member Orion Industries in Auburn, Washington, who describes his work as “the best job I’ve ever had.” In 2016, Orion placed 157 people into community jobs, compared to fewer than 20 in 2000 when he joined the organization, eager to use his private sector business expertise […]

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First Step Staffing expands into Philadelphia

Jan 16, 2018 No Comments by

First Step Staffing has acquired a portion of the Philadelphia-based division of On Time Staffing, a for-profit staffing company specializing in warehouse, packaging and production jobs, which will now become part of First Step’s nonprofit social enterprise. First Step will partner with On Time Staffing, the City of Philadelphia and local social service providers to […]

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Chrysalis validates job retention outcomes with new approach

Jan 02, 2018 No Comments by

Long-term employment retention is a key measure of alternative staffing organizations’ (ASOs’) effectiveness in enabling disadvantaged job seekers to achieve economic stability. Tracking this outcome, though, is resource intensive and a challenge for many operators, even as they recognize the immense value of this data to inform service delivery and strengthen the case made to […]

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Municipal contracts boost ASOs’ impact

Dec 14, 2017 No Comments by

Members GoodTemps in Muskegon, Michigan and WorkSquare in Miami, Florida have added significant new business in 2017 servicing multi-year staffing contracts with their respective City and County governments. GoodTemps’ three-year contract with the City of Muskegon has added over 100 new positions and generated over $1 million in new revenue, staffing the City’s L.C. Walker […]

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Arts venue drawn to mission of Blue Jacket Staffing

Dec 04, 2017 No Comments by

The Embassy Theatre, a landmark venue in downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana, is giving Blue Jacket Staffing rave reviews as the theatre’s new janitorial services provider. Blue Jacket began servicing the contract last March, employing a 5-person team that consists of 2 full-time permanent crew leaders and 3 positions that are staffed on a transitional basis for 30 to […]

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