TeenForce merges with Silicon Valley Children’s Fund

Jul 10, 2017 No Comments by

Alliance member TeenForce in San Jose has joined forces with its long-time partner Silicon Valley Children’s Fund in a move designed to strengthen its services to help foster youth successfully transition out of care and on to professional career paths. John Hogan, founder and CEO of TeenForce, will serve as Vice President, Career Services of […]

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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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Messaging guidance for employment social enterprises

Dec 02, 2014 No Comments by

A new resource from REDF offers communications guidance for alternative staffing and other employment-focused social enterprises. The messaging guidelines recommend key words and phrases that resonate with business customers, public officials and funders, based on a survey and in-depth interviews conducted by APCO Worldwide. In communicating with business customers, for example, the report highlights the […]

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Member Profile: Goodwill Staffing Group, Austin, Texas

Mar 12, 2014 No Comments by

With its recent rebranding, Goodwill Staffing Group in Austin has grown private sector business sales from $50,000 in 2011 to nearly $2 million in 2013, and increased annual job seekers placed from 600 to over 1,000. In a recent interview, President Rudy Herrera discusses changes in their marketing approach underlying this success.

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Member Profile: First Step Staffing, Atlanta

Apr 30, 2013 No Comments by

First Step Staffing is a nonprofit enterprise launched in 2007 by entrepreneur and philanthropist Greg Block as a strategy to help homeless individuals re-enter the workforce, earn steady income and break the cycle of homelessness. First Step partners with a variety of transitional housing organizations in Atlanta to recruit job-ready individuals. A second business line, […]

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