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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First Step Staffing uses acquisition strategy to scale impact

Nov 22, 2016 No Comments by

Last December, First Step Staffing acquired the Atlanta operations of LGS Staffing, a large, commercial staffing company, as a strategy to grow its average daily placements from 150 to 1,000 workers. A year later, through its relationships with some 70 community referral partners, First Step is recruiting ever higher numbers of homeless and other disadvantaged […]

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