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Rideshare credits enhance other work transportation supports

Nov 08, 2019 No Comments by

Both Uber and Lyft partner with nonprofits to offer ride credits designed to address transportation barriers that can limit job seekers’ access to employment. Uber’s Community Impact Initiative combines ride credits and cash grants to cover administrative costs in a dozen US and Canadian cities. Lyft’s Jobs Access Program offers free or discounted rides in […]

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New member startups in Cleveland, Los Angeles & Lowell, MA

Oct 22, 2019 No Comments by

The Alliance welcomes three new practitioner members working to launch alternative staffing businesses! Achieve Staffing at Towards Employment, Cleveland, Ohio Towards Employment is launching Achieve Staffing in January to employ job seekers enrolled in its workforce services, about 70% of whom have criminal records. The new enterprise will target job placements in manufacturing, hospitality and customer service, […]

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Uber Works staffing app launches in Chicago

Oct 16, 2019 No Comments by

In Chicago, Uber has launched Uber Works, an app designed to supply on-demand, blue-collar shift workers to area companies. The new app screens and matches job seekers with openings for light industrial, food service and general labor work. Staffing business partner True Blue is serving as employer-of-record to handle payroll and benefits, including same-day pay, through its […]

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Manufacturing slowdown weakens industrial staffing growth

Sep 23, 2019 No Comments by

Staffing Industry Analysts has lowered its 2019 forecast for US industrial staffing revenue growth to 1% from its projection of 4% growth last April. Driving this slowdown are tariffs and trade uncertainty with China – resulting in fewer manufacturing exports and higher prices for imported raw materials and parts – along with slower global economic […]

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Free course promotes fair chance hiring process

Aug 28, 2019 No Comments by

Over 90% of US employers use criminal background checks to screen some or all their prospective new hires, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recommends “individualized assessments” in using these reports to make employment decisions. To help hiring professionals comply with the EEOC guidelines and build a fairer hiring process, the background check company […]

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