AEI estimates target population for employment social enterprises

Jul 28, 2017 No Comments by

The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) has issued a new report that seeks to understand the number of nonworking Americans with barriers to employment who could benefit from social enterprise as a workforce development strategy. Barriers are defined as involvement with the criminal justice system, homelessness, drug or alcohol dependence, or serious mental illness. AEI finds that among […]

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Member Profile: EmergeWORKS, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Sep 29, 2016 No Comments by

Read our interview with Janet Ludden, Executive Vice President at EMERGE Community Development, and head of their new Enterprise Division, a portfolio of four diverse employment social enterprises including their staffing business EmergeWORKS!

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Ex-felons find sense of purpose and belonging at MaineWorks

Sep 13, 2016 No Comments by

The New York Times recently featured Alliance member MaineWorks as part of its Prototype series, describing the company’s mission to create job opportunities in commercial construction for individuals with criminal records stemming from substance abuse. Many of MaineWorks’ candidates are in recovery from addiction, and the opportunity to work is an invaluable part of that […]

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Alternative staffing entrepreneurs honored

May 02, 2016 No Comments by

Congratulations to Derek Snook, founder of In Every Story Labor Services and Margo Walsh, founder of MaineWorks, recognized for the difference these businesses are making for individuals seeking to move their lives forward after incarceration, addiction and other challenges. IES Labor Services in Charleston, South Carolina has been honored with the Jefferson Award, a tribute […]

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Member Profile: Recycle Force, Indianapolis, Indiana

Apr 20, 2016 No Comments by

Meet Gregg Keesling, founder and president of Recycle Force, an electronics recycling business that employs and trains recently released offenders, then helps them advance into external employment through Keys to Work Staffing.

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