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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Workforce Solutions Associates launches in Maryland

Dec 10, 2015 No Comments by

Congratulations to Workforce Solutions Group on the launch of their new alternative staffing enterprise! Operating as Workforce Solutions Associates, the nonprofit business will build on Workforce Solutions Group’s market knowledge and experience delivering employment services as a 15-year contract provider of workforce development services in Montgomery County, Maryland, a suburb of Washington DC. On the […]

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Member Profile: Diversified Personnel Services, Ft. Atkinson, Wisconsin

Mar 13, 2015 No Comments by

DPS, the staffing service division of Opportunities, Inc., employs people with disabilities and other barriers to employment, mainly with manufacturing clients. On average 80% of its staffing assignments are temp-to-hire. Director of Staffing Ann Janquart leads DPS’ team and reports their addition of a new business line, DPSpro, focused on making executive-level placements.

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SourceAmerica adds commercial staffing services to employ veterans and people with disabilities

Nov 12, 2014 No Comments by

SourceAmerica, a nonprofit agency that brokers federal government procurement contracts with local nonprofits that train and employ people with disabilities, is developing several new lines of business including Staffing Services, targeted to commercial (private sector) customers. For decades, SourceAmerica has helped federal government agencies buy products and services from a nationwide network of nonprofit “AbilityOne” […]

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States can now use Medicaid to help mentally ill find and keep jobs

Jul 16, 2014 No Comments by

Supportive employment is a proven approach to helping job seekers with mental illness succeed in competitive jobs. In this model, employment specialists coach individuals during their job search and after they begin working. Scarce funding has limited the number of people who receive such services, however. One study reports that only 1.7% of people served […]

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