YUPRO earns profit, pursues partnerships for growth

Apr 10, 2017 No Comments by

YUPRO, a national staffing enterprise that places graduates and alumni of YearUp into contract and direct hire positions, achieved $4.6 million in sales in 2016, its second full year of operations. At this volume, YUPRO earned a modest profit, distributed to individual training sites through YearUp’s National Alumni Association. YUPRO targets the IT and financial […]

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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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TeenForce connects foster youth candidates with STEM internships

May 26, 2016 No Comments by

Congratulations to Alliance member TeenForce as they prepare to place 45 foster youth in paid STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) internships this summer! To be eligible, high-school aged candidates spend nine Saturdays completing 45 hours of technical training including robotics and coding, plus 16 hours of work readiness training during the school year. Graduates […]

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STEM and Work Readiness Program builds on pilot’s success

Dec 29, 2015 No Comments by

A new report from TeenForce highlights the results of its pilot Foster Youth STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and Work Readiness Training program in 2015. Sixteen high-school youth completed 60 hours of extra-curricular robotics and workforce readiness training on Saturdays during the school year. In the summer, TeenForce placed them into paid internships at […]

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Member Profile: Harmon Personnel Services, Greenfield, Massachusetts

Dec 02, 2015 No Comments by

Meet Mark Smith, Sales and Operations Manager at Harmon Personnel, and Kristin Peterson, Director of Operations at Harmon’s Community Action parent organization. Community Action acquired Harmon in 2007 as a for-profit firm with a worker-centered culture and excellent reputation, and continues that legacy while targeting lower-income job seekers for employment.

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