WorkSquare Honored with Business and Leadership Service Award

Aug 24, 2016 No Comments by

Congratulations to Alliance member WorkSquare and its President Ian James, selected by the Miami-Dade chapter of SCORE for its 2016 Miami Business and Leadership Service Award! This award honors an individual making significant contributions to Miami-Dade County through their efforts and passion to help others. Founded in 2008 by Vanessa Bartram, WorkSquare combines temp-to-hire job […]

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WorkSquare ‘West’ opens in Los Angeles

Mar 25, 2015 No Comments by

Congratulations to WorkSquare ‘West,’ now open for business as a licensed branch of WorkSquare in Miami, Florida, a Certified B Corp established in 2008. The Los Angeles branch is led by Natasha White, founder of Affecting Change, Inc., a nonprofit that provides job readiness training and other supportive services to people with diverse barriers to […]

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Spotlight on Alternative Staffing at SEA Summit 14

Feb 28, 2014 No Comments by

Alternative Staffing will be featured as one of eight “intensive” sessions to be offered during the upcoming Social Enterprise Alliance Summit in Nashville, April 13-16. This three-hour deep dive will begin with an overview of the sector and feature three seasoned practitioners – GoodTemps (Muskegon, MI), DePaul Industries (Portland, OR), and WorkSquare (Miami, FL) – […]

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Alliance members use Benefit Corporation structure and B Corp certification to advance their social missions

Nov 27, 2013 No Comments by

Benefit Corporations are a legal form of social enterprise that allows for-profit businesses to act in the interests of their workers, community and the environment, in addition to shareholders. Created by the non-profit B Lab as a market-based solution to social problems, Benefit Corporation legislation has been passed in 19 states and the District of […]

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Giving Low-Wage Workers A Pathway Out Of Poverty

May 29, 2013 No Comments by

In an interview with Forbes.com, Vanessa Bartram, founder of Alliance member WorkSquare explains her view of business as “a natural vehicle for affecting poverty,” discusses her decision to organize as a for-profit, and describes her plans to expand to three more branches in southern Florida.

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