DPS, the staffing service division of Opportunities, Inc., employs people with disabilities and other barriers to employment, mainly with manufacturing clients. On average 80% of its staffing assignments are temp-to-hire. Director of Staffing Ann Janquart leads DPS’ team and reports their addition of a new business line, DPSpro, focused on making executive-level placements.
The Alliance welcomes new member Working Wardrobes in Costa Mesa, California. CEO Jerri Rosen founded the organization in 1990 after organizing a “Day of Self Esteem” for 67 women living in domestic shelters. Twenty-five years later, Working Wardrobes offers a wide range of employment services that help 5,000 men, women, veterans and young adults in […]
Hot off the press, the Mathematica Jobs Study offers new data about social enterprises’ power to improve self-sufficiency for job seekers who face barriers to work. Commissioned by REDF with support from the Social Innovation Fund, the study evaluated seven social enterprise operators in REDF’s portfolio, including Alliance members Chrysalis Enterprises and Solutions SF. The […]
The Alliance welcomes new member Advantage Services in Salt Lake City. Advantage Services has operated for over 20 years, initially as Valley Services under the sponsorship of Valley Mental Health (DBA Valley Behavioral Health). Advantage changed its name last year as part of a restructuring to become independent from Valley Mental Health, which continues to […]
Mark Loranger, president and CEO of Alliance member Chrysalis in Los Angeles, reflects on the complex interaction between mission, profit and sustainability in operating their professional street cleaning and staffing service businesses. Together, the two enterprises offer transitional employment to about 500 individuals each year and generate about $7 million in revenue. Generating sufficient margin […]