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Cara Chicago launches Cara Plus to expand its reach and impact

Jul 10, 2019 No Comments by

Cara Chicago has launched a new entity Cara Plus to share its workforce development services approach with partner organizations in other cities. Cara initially tested an expansion model with Lutheran Social Services in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 2016, co-creating LSSI Works, a workforce development program steeped in the Cara methodology. In Atlanta, Cara has now launched […]

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First Step offers workers “second step” to higher skills and earnings

Jun 17, 2019 No Comments by

First Step Staffing in Atlanta has introduced “Second Step” construction skills training to provide its workers a pathway to higher paid jobs. The first class of 9 graduated in March, and all were hired by major area construction firms in jobs paying $15 to $18 per hour. The second class began this month. First Step’s […]

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Illinois leads way to mandate responsible staffing practices

May 30, 2019 No Comments by

June 1 marks a year since new staffing industry regulations took effect in Illinois under the Responsible Job Creation Act. Provisions of the law aim to address hiring discrimination, strengthen workplace safety, eliminate burdensome fees, and encourage more temp-to-hire conversions for the state’s 800,000 temporary workers. Briefly, the law requires staffing agencies to: Register with […]

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DePaul-led network improves awareness, delivery of wraparound supports

May 07, 2019 No Comments by

Alliance member DePaul Industries, based in Portland, Oregon, helps about 2,400 job seekers access competitive employment each year, referring candidates to local social service organizations for non-job-related assistance such as housing, healthcare, education and reentry services. In January 2018, to better understand the nature of these services and make warmer candidate referrals, DePaul created the […]

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Hope Builders blends skills training with temp-to-hire staffing

Apr 22, 2019 No Comments by

Alliance member Taller San Jose Hope Builders in Santa Ana (Orange County), California provides life and job skills training to disadvantaged young adults to help them achieve and maintain self-sufficiency. Participants receive skills training for high demand jobs in construction, IT, medical assisting and business office applications. Last year, the organization decided to add staffing […]

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