GoodCall Contact Center creates career pathway for reentry candidates

Mar 20, 2017 No Comments by

Goodwill Central Texas and their Business Solutions division has opened a new outbound Call Center, GoodCall, in response to the high demand for call center talent in the Austin market and to create higher wage employment opportunities for reentry candidates. The Call Center currently employs 8 employees, is recruiting 6 more, and expects to grow […]

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Member Profile: GTS Staffing, Louisville & Lexington, Kentucky

Jan 30, 2017 No Comments by

Read our interview with Helen Hadlock, Manager of GTS Staffing in Kentucky, which serves diverse businesses in Louisville and Lexington, and emphasizes its mission to employ and support disadvantaged job seekers in attracting new business clients.

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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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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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