Goodwill’s new training lab meets staffing demand for certified cable installers

Nov 20, 2017 No Comments by

The Goodwill Career and Technical Academy at Goodwill Industries of Central Texas in Austin has opened a BISCI-certified training lab to meet growing demand for low-voltage wiring and cable installers in their region. Goodwill Staffing places the new graduates and is thrilled to be serving this industry, which pays high starting wages, offers strong advancement […]

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Clean Slate Clearinghouse helps people clear criminal records

Oct 10, 2017 No Comments by

The Council of State Governments (CSG) has launched the Clean Slate Clearinghouse, a comprehensive online resource with state-by-state information on record clearing procedures, links to application forms and guides, and a directory of pro bono legal service providers. The site aims to provide a user-friendly tool for people with criminal records and non-legal service providers, while also […]

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“This is a dream job. My life has changed 100 percent.”

Sep 26, 2017 No Comments by

Last year after his release from prison, Darnell Wood was living in a homeless shelter while struggling to find a job. Today, thanks to First Step Staffing and Mr. Wood’s strong work ethic and professionalism, he’s working full-time as a supervisor for a company that works for the Atlanta Braves and their home field SunTrust Park. He […]

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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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New Member: Project Return, Nashville, Tennessee

Jun 29, 2017 No Comments by

The Alliance welcomes Project Return, a Nashville organization that helps people returning from incarceration gain steady employment and lead new, productive lives. Project Return begins its outreach inside correctional facilities to introduce its services and prepare individuals for this transition. Post-release, all who complete Project Return’s Job Readiness training are eligible for supportive services, including coaching and job search […]

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