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Spotlight on Alternative Staffing at SEA Summit 14

Feb 28, 2014 No Comments by

Alternative Staffing will be featured as one of eight “intensive” sessions to be offered during the upcoming Social Enterprise Alliance Summit in Nashville, April 13-16. This three-hour deep dive will begin with an overview of the sector and feature three seasoned practitioners – GoodTemps (Muskegon, MI), DePaul Industries (Portland, OR), and WorkSquare (Miami, FL) – [...]

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IRS issues ACA employer mandate guidance

Feb 20, 2014 No Comments by

Last week, the IRS released final rules for ACA employer shared responsibility requirements, also known as the employer mandate. Most widely reported was the one-year exemption for employers with up to 99 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees. For staffing firms, a significant clarification is the definition of “variable hour” employees for the purpose of applying the [...]

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Member Profile: DePaul Industries, Portland, Oregon

Feb 14, 2014 No Comments by

With the recent formation of PurposeSTAFF, Oregon-based DePaul Industries is pursuing its goal to expand nationally, mainly through joint ventures or licensing arrangements with other ASOs, Ability One suppliers and other entrepreneurial partners. We spoke with President & CEO Dave Shaffer to learn about DePaul’s plans and opportunities for other ASOs to partner with them.

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The Cara Program: Job retention metrics show ability to deliver motivated, reliable workers

Jan 28, 2014 No Comments by

Alternative staffing organizations (ASOs) understand the importance of metrics in making their business case to employers and demonstrating their social impact to donors and investors. Yet many ASOs find it challenging to track their workers’ employment status after they leave the ASO. In the Alternative Staffing Demonstration that studied worker outcomes, for example, four participating [...]

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Partner with Customers to Improve Temporary Workers’ Safety

Jan 17, 2014 No Comments by

Last year, in response to the expanding use of temporary labor and reports of fatal injuries suffered by temporary workers, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced an initiative to further protect temporary employees’ workplace safety. To begin, OSHA directed its national field of administrators and inspectors to ensure that safety and health protections, [...]

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