Harmon Personnel a key partner in Second Chance Initiative

Feb 14, 2018 No Comments by

Congratulations to member Harmon Personnel Services, a partner in the Second Chance Employment and Training Initiative, one of nine community-driven projects in Massachusetts to be awarded a $75,000 state Urban Agenda grant. The initiative aims to help people in recovery overcome complex barriers to employment and will incorporate Harmon Personnel’s staffing services, plus coaching, case […]

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Clean Slate Clearinghouse helps people clear criminal records

Oct 10, 2017 No Comments by

The Council of State Governments (CSG) has launched the Clean Slate Clearinghouse, a comprehensive online resource with state-by-state information on record clearing procedures, links to application forms and guides, and a directory of pro bono legal service providers. The site aims to provide a user-friendly tool for people with criminal records and non-legal service providers, while also […]

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New Member: Phoenix Hometown Hires, Wilmington, North Carolina

Sep 12, 2017 No Comments by

The Alliance welcomes new member Phoenix Hometown Hires, a nonprofit in North Carolina’s Cape Fear region that helps job seekers attain employment and improve their economic stability. Job seekers initially participate in Jobs Week, a 32-hour week-long workshop that equips them with skills needed to find and maintain employment. People who are working continue with […]

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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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New Member: Project Return, Nashville, Tennessee

Jun 29, 2017 No Comments by

The Alliance welcomes Project Return, a Nashville organization that helps people returning from incarceration gain steady employment and lead new, productive lives. Project Return begins its outreach inside correctional facilities to introduce its services and prepare individuals for this transition. Post-release, all who complete Project Return’s Job Readiness training are eligible for supportive services, including coaching and job search […]

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