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OSHA publishes new guidance on temporary worker safety

Sep 09, 2014 No Comments by

A new federal guidance details the joint responsibilities of staffing companies and host employers to protect temporary workers from on-the-job safety and health hazards. The document Recommended Practices: Protecting Temporary Workers is a joint publication of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). In announcing […]

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Keys to Work Staffing and Recycle Force partner to employ ex-offenders

Aug 25, 2014 No Comments by

The Alliance welcomes new member Keys to Work Staffing in Indianapolis and its partner social enterprise RecycleForce. Keys to Work Staffing is led by Jannett Keesling and specializes in making admin/clerical, light industrial, hospitality and sanitation staffing placements. RecycleForce is led by Jannett’s business and life partner, Gregg Keesling, and offers comprehensive recycling services that […]

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TeenForce opens new branches, adds career mentors and refines outcomes measurement

Aug 13, 2014 No Comments by

As it begins its fifth year in business, TeenForce in San Jose is opening two new branches to serve additional low-income and foster youth in Silicon Valley. Led by John Hogan, TeenForce is also building a corps of 60 volunteer Career Mentors and implementing a Self-Sufficiency Outcomes Measurement program that will support future reporting on […]

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Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act signed into law

Jul 22, 2014 No Comments by

Today President Obama signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), overwhelming approved by both houses of Congress and the first major update to workforce development law since 1998. Among other workforce system reforms, the law includes a “pay-for-performance” provision that allows local workforce boards to reserve up to 10% of their funding to support […]

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States can now use Medicaid to help mentally ill find and keep jobs

Jul 16, 2014 No Comments by

Supportive employment is a proven approach to helping job seekers with mental illness succeed in competitive jobs. In this model, employment specialists coach individuals during their job search and after they begin working. Scarce funding has limited the number of people who receive such services, however. One study reports that only 1.7% of people served […]

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