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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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‚Äôs 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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