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Alternative staffing part of LA strategies to reduce homelessness

Mar 01, 2016 No Comments by

Landmark plans approved by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and City of Los Angeles to combat homelessness include employment strategies that promote greater use of alternative staffing organizations (ASOs) and other social enterprises. While the nation’s overall rate of homelessness fell 2% last year, homelessness in large US cities increased 3%, nowhere more […]

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REDF selects seven Alliance members for social investment portfolio

Feb 18, 2016 No Comments by

REDF, the California-based social venture investment fund, has announced a new portfolio of 22 employment social enterprises, including seven Alliance members! REDF’s award from the federal Social Innovation Fund (SIF) is partially funding its 2016 portfolio, selected after a nationwide competition that drew over 200 applicants from 36 states. The portfolio organizations will collectively receive […]

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Ascend Staffing connects job seekers with seasonal hiring opportunities

Feb 09, 2016 No Comments by

This past holiday season, Alliance member Ascend Staffing connected 56 job seekers with full-time positions at e-commerce retailer Amazon, mainly in Indianapolis. The warehouse jobs, paying about $13 per hour, began in late October and continued through mid-January, with 15 workers still on assignment today. Ascend supplied workers as a subcontractor with Integrity Staffing and […]

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2016 Employment Screening Trends

Feb 03, 2016 No Comments by

A recent article from the Society for Human Resource Management urges employers to “keep compliance top of mind in 2016” and highlights five trends relating to pre-employment background checks: Government regulatory agencies will intensify their scrutiny of screening firms to confirm their use of matching procedures that ensure “maximum possible accuracy.” Lawsuits claiming noncompliance with […]

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New Member Yvette Hernandez, GoodSource Staffing Services

Jan 12, 2016 No Comments by

The Alliance welcomes new member GoodSource Staffing Services, a subsidiary of Goodwill Industries of Central Florida in Orlando! Opened last spring, the new enterprise has a mission to employ individuals who are homeless or at risk of being homeless. Central Florida has one of the highest rates of family homelessness in the US, and GoodSource […]

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