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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More evidence that ex-offender hires excel on the job

Jun 17, 2016 No Comments by

Two recent studies support our members’ and other employers’ experience that job seekers with criminal records tend to make highly motivated, loyal employees, and businesses that screen out these individuals are overlooking a significant source of talent. A joint study by University of Massachusetts Amherst and Harvard University evaluated former felons’ workforce performance in the […]

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Ascend Staffing connects job seekers with seasonal hiring opportunities

Feb 09, 2016 No Comments by

This past holiday season, Alliance member Ascend Staffing connected 56 job seekers with full-time positions at e-commerce retailer Amazon, mainly in Indianapolis. The warehouse jobs, paying about $13 per hour, began in late October and continued through mid-January, with 15 workers still on assignment today. Ascend supplied workers as a subcontractor with Integrity Staffing and […]

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Profit sharing helps IES workers live their best story

Dec 18, 2015 No Comments by

In 2014, In Every Story (IES) Labor Services founder and president Derek Snook took the major step of converting his nonprofit social enterprise to a for-profit LLC. Several reasons drove this decision. Sales were on track to exceed $3 million, and grant writing was a distraction to managing the business. A for-profit structure also provided […]

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