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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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Goodwill convenes alternative staffing businesses in Spokane

Aug 12, 2019 No Comments by

Alliance members from the western US and Canada joined with the Goodwill Staffing Services Workgroup this past weekend for a day of learning and networking in Spokane, Washington. Tom Kosnik, president of Visus Group, led an in-depth workshop on compensation design for staffing salespeople and recruiters, and Michael Simpson, CEO of PAIRIN, presented on the […]

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New Member: 70 Million Jobs, Los Angeles, California

Jul 25, 2019 No Comments by

The Alliance welcomes new member 70 Million Jobs, a national for-profit business designed to connect formerly incarcerated job seekers with “Second Chance-friendly” employers. The company’s name reflects the under-tapped talent pool of 70 million Americans – 1 in 3 working age adults – with some kind of criminal record. Founder and CEO Richard Bronson launched […]

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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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