“This is a dream job. My life has changed 100 percent.”

Sep 26, 2017 No Comments by

Last year after his release from prison, Darnell Wood was living in a homeless shelter while struggling to find a job. Today, thanks to First Step Staffing and Mr. Wood’s strong work ethic and professionalism, he’s working full-time as a supervisor for a company that works for the Atlanta Braves and their home field SunTrust Park. He […]

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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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New Members SONDER Solutions & Journey Ahead Staffing Agency

Dec 19, 2016 No Comments by

The Alliance welcomes two new members, SONDER Solutions in Sacramento, California and Journey Ahead Staffing Agency in southeast Queens, New York! Both are startup enterprises. SONDER Solutions is led by founder Andrea Fournier and aims to help disabled veterans secure gainful employment. SONDER holds a state-wide IT services contract offering both in-house employment opportunities and external […]

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Millionair Club Charity recruits unsheltered adults through Jobs Connect

Aug 04, 2016 No Comments by

The Millionair Club Charity (MCC)’s social enterprise Temporary Staffing Solutions is continuing to grow at a rapid rate, posting nearly $2.2 million in sales and employing 628 job seekers in its fiscal year ending June 30, just its second full year of operations! About 75% of MCC’s staffing business is with food service contractors, and […]

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Central City Concern launches On-Call Staffing

May 12, 2016 No Comments by

Congratulations to Alliance member Central City Concern (CCC) in Portland, Oregon, on the launch of its newest social enterprise, On-Call Staffing! The program will initially provide front desk coverage in 14 housing properties run by CCC. On-Call Staffing has also secured a contract to deliver similar staffing services beginning in 2017 to Home Forward, Oregon’s […]

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