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MaineWorks and WorkSquare named “Best for the World”

Mar 19, 2019 No Comments by

Certified B Corporations promote an inclusive economy and operate as forces for good in the communities where they operate. Alliance members and Certified B Corps MaineWorks in Portland, Maine and WorkSquare in Miami, Florida have been honored as Best for the World: Customers, in recognition of their impact delivering business services that promote public benefit, target underserved […]

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Proactive approach to rising wages improves quality, performance

Feb 26, 2019 No Comments by

Across the US, wage rates are rising as cities and states pass new minimum wage laws and large firms voluntarily increase pay rates to attract talent in tight labor markets. The benefit to workers is clear but may be less obvious to many businesses. Higher minimum wages boost local spending, expand the labor pool, and […]

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New Member: Challenge Unlimited, Alton, Illinois

Feb 11, 2019 No Comments by

The Alliance welcomes new member Challenge Unlimited, a leading provider of employment services to people with disabilities! Headquartered in Alton, Illinois, across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, Missouri, Challenge Unlimited is an AbilityOne contractor that delivers facilities management and production services to businesses in five states. Challenge Unlimited launched its staffing business in 2018 to […]

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New tool promotes fair chance hiring practices

Jan 31, 2019 No Comments by

The Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), in partnership with Koch Industries, has launched a new initiative Getting Talent Back to Work to promote fair chance hiring practices that expand opportunities for job seekers with criminal records. The initiative responds to the newly-passed First Step Act, reforming the federal-level justice system to ease future sentencing for nonviolent […]

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Blue Jacket adapts Career Academy for job seekers with intellectual disabilities

Jan 14, 2019 No Comments by

Alliance member Blue Jacket Staffing in Ft. Wayne, Indiana places graduates of Blue Jacket’s signature Career Academy, a rigorous 2-week, 40-hour job readiness course. Now they’ve adapted the course for job seekers with intellectual disabilities, and last week welcomed the first class of 10 students! The new offering arose out of Blue Jacket’s experience with […]

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