Wheels to Work finds strong employer demand for transit services

Aug 25, 2017 No Comments by

Alliance member Hope Network in Grand Rapids, Michigan launched Wheels to Work in June of 2016 to address a gap in public transit services to Walker, a nearby suburb where many manufacturing firms are located. A year later, they have provided over 70,000 rides, connecting new hires and incumbent workers with over 15 participating employers, some […]

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New Member: Juma Ventures

May 30, 2017 No Comments by

The Alliance welcomes Juma Ventures, founded in 1993 in San Francisco, and today providing staffing services in nine cities nationwide. Juma employs young adults (ages 18-21) while also providing them with soft skills certification, money management training, career exploration and life supports designed to position them for long-term success. Juma recruits and hires candidates willing […]

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GoodWork Staffing opens first on-site office

May 09, 2017 No Comments by

Alliance member GoodWork Staffing recently became the primary vendor for two well-known distribution centers located in Kings Mountain, North Carolina. As a result, GoodWork Staffing has opened its first on-site office and currently has over 100 employees working and 100 more orders to fill for picking/packing positions! Opening an on-site office was a growth goal […]

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YUPRO earns profit, pursues partnerships for growth

Apr 10, 2017 No Comments by

YUPRO, a national staffing enterprise that places graduates and alumni of YearUp into contract and direct hire positions, achieved $4.6 million in sales in 2016, its second full year of operations. At this volume, YUPRO earned a modest profit, distributed to individual training sites through YearUp’s National Alumni Association. YUPRO targets the IT and financial […]

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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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