Cara Connects celebrates business growth with new name

Oct 30, 2017 No Comments by

After a quarter century of helping motivated individuals find a pathway to employment success, The Cara Program has gone through a major rebranding, shortening its name to Cara and changing its logo and slogan to reflect their passionate, can-do attitude towards the people they serve. Cara’s new tagline, “Let’s Get to Work,” is meant as […]

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Alternative staffing wages align closely with living wage rates

Jan 12, 2017 No Comments by

Alternative staffing organizations (ASOs) strive to access quality jobs for the candidates they place, and consider wage rates, safety practices, and opportunities for training and advancement in assessing and targeting prospective business clients. Through our annual performance survey, we regularly track hourly wages rates paid to ASO employees as a key measure of fulfilling this […]

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Member Profile: Goodwill Staffing Group, Austin, Texas

Jul 05, 2016 No Comments by

Goodwill Staffing Group President Robyn Householder describes key elements of their ambitious growth strategy: market intelligence from a new Business Advisory Council, regular customer feedback, improved software and an investment from REDF.

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More evidence that ex-offender hires excel on the job

Jun 17, 2016 No Comments by

Two recent studies support our members’ and other employers’ experience that job seekers with criminal records tend to make highly motivated, loyal employees, and businesses that screen out these individuals are overlooking a significant source of talent. A joint study by University of Massachusetts Amherst and Harvard University evaluated former felons’ workforce performance in the […]

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Member Profile: Goodwill Staffing Services, Macon, Georgia

May 14, 2015 No Comments by

As a training and employment resource to job seekers and businesses in Middle Georgia and South Carolina, Goodwill Staffing Services complements Goodwill’s Job Connection Centers and helps Helms College culinary students earn while they learn. Meet Diane Wall, who discusses their market positioning and highlights their recent success managing a high-volume “surge” staffing request.  

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