Member Profile: GTS Staffing, Louisville & Lexington, Kentucky

Jan 30, 2017 No Comments by

Read our interview with Helen Hadlock, Manager of GTS Staffing in Kentucky, which serves diverse businesses in Louisville and Lexington, and emphasizes its mission to employ and support disadvantaged job seekers in attracting new business clients.

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Alternative staffing wages align closely with living wage rates

Jan 12, 2017 No Comments by

Alternative staffing organizations (ASOs) strive to access quality jobs for the candidates they place, and consider wage rates, safety practices, and opportunities for training and advancement in assessing and targeting prospective business clients. Through our annual performance survey, we regularly track hourly wages rates paid to ASO employees as a key measure of fulfilling this […]

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First Step Staffing uses acquisition strategy to scale impact

Nov 22, 2016 No Comments by

Last December, First Step Staffing acquired the Atlanta operations of LGS Staffing, a large, commercial staffing company, as a strategy to grow its average daily placements from 150 to 1,000 workers. A year later, through its relationships with some 70 community referral partners, First Step is recruiting ever higher numbers of homeless and other disadvantaged […]

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Ex-felons find sense of purpose and belonging at MaineWorks

Sep 13, 2016 No Comments by

The New York Times recently featured Alliance member MaineWorks as part of its Prototype series, describing the company’s mission to create job opportunities in commercial construction for individuals with criminal records stemming from substance abuse. Many of MaineWorks’ candidates are in recovery from addiction, and the opportunity to work is an invaluable part of that […]

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EMBERS adds worker training, benefits in breakthrough year

Jun 23, 2015 No Comments by

EMBERS Staffing Solutions (ESS) operates in Vancouver, British Columbia’s Downtown Eastside, an area of the city notorious for record levels of crime, drug use, poverty, and a large number of people with mental health problems. Launched in 2008 to provide work opportunities for people graduating from addiction recovery programs, ESS struggled through four years of […]

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