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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“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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