“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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New Member: Phoenix Hometown Hires, Wilmington, North Carolina

Sep 12, 2017 No Comments by

The Alliance welcomes new member Phoenix Hometown Hires, a nonprofit in North Carolina’s Cape Fear region that helps job seekers attain employment and improve their economic stability. Job seekers initially participate in Jobs Week, a 32-hour week-long workshop that equips them with skills needed to find and maintain employment. People who are working continue with […]

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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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Member Profile: StaffUP Resources, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

May 18, 2017 No Comments by

Read our interview with Nicole Walker, Executive Director of UpLIFTD in Baton Rouge. UpLIFTD’s niche staffing business with the State of Louisiana creates employment opportunities for disabled and disadvantaged job seekers, and builds community and self-esteem in the process.

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STEP Program builds life skills on pathway to stable employment

Jan 03, 2017 No Comments by

In the new year, Millionair Club Charity’s Temporary Staffing Solutions is implementing a “STEP Program” that will offer its workers financial incentives and job placement priority as they complete a series of trainings and meet employment and performance milestones. The Seattle staffing enterprise, which earned $2 million in revenues last year, currently manages a workforce […]

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