Auburn Reporter names Orion CEO John Theisen Person of the Year

Jan 29, 2018 No Comments by

Congratulations to John Theisen, president and CEO of Alliance member Orion Industries in Auburn, Washington, who describes his work as “the best job I’ve ever had.” In 2016, Orion placed 157 people into community jobs, compared to fewer than 20 in 2000 when he joined the organization, eager to use his private sector business expertise […]

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First Step Staffing expands into Philadelphia

Jan 16, 2018 No Comments by

First Step Staffing has acquired a portion of the Philadelphia-based division of On Time Staffing, a for-profit staffing company specializing in warehouse, packaging and production jobs, which will now become part of First Step’s nonprofit social enterprise. First Step will partner with On Time Staffing, the City of Philadelphia and local social service providers to […]

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Chrysalis validates job retention outcomes with new approach

Jan 02, 2018 No Comments by

Long-term employment retention is a key measure of alternative staffing organizations’ (ASOs’) effectiveness in enabling disadvantaged job seekers to achieve economic stability. Tracking this outcome, though, is resource intensive and a challenge for many operators, even as they recognize the immense value of this data to inform service delivery and strengthen the case made to […]

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New Member: Temp2Higher, Mansfield, Ohio

Nov 08, 2017 No Comments by

The Alliance welcomes new member Temp2Higher, a staffing enterprise of the North End Community Improvement Collaborative (NECIC) in Mansfield, Ohio! NECIC uses an asset-based approach to developing the local economy and improving quality of life in Mansfield’s North End neighborhood. They launched Temp2Higher in early 2016 to bridge the gap between companies searching for new […]

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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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