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Alternative Staffing Alliance a Partner Supporter of Social Enterprise Alliance

Aug 19, 2013 No Comments by

The Alternative Staffing Alliance has joined the Social Enterprise Alliance (SEA) as a Partner member! SEA is the leading champion for social enterprise in the US, and we see this affiliation as a great way to expand our network and give the alternative staffing model greater visibility, while also gaining access to SEA’s wide store […]

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New Member Laurie Bernstein, Community Housing Partnership

Aug 12, 2013 No Comments by

The Alliance welcomes Laurie Bernstein, Director of Social Enterprises at Community Housing Partnership (CHP) in San Francisco. Founded in 1990, CHP manages some 900 units of permanent supportive housing for formerly homeless individuals and families. Its business venture, Solutions SF, provides lobby staffing services to 40 supportive and affordable housing properties in San Francisco, including […]

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New Report from The Benchmarking Project

Jul 23, 2013 No Comments by

A new report from The Benchmarking Project examines the results of community-based efforts to help disadvantaged job seekers find and keep employment. The report presents themes based on an analysis of aggregate data from workforce development programs in some 200 organizations over a multi-year period, and offers meaningful comparisons for programs according to their size, […]

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ACA Employer Mandate Postponed

Jul 03, 2013 No Comments by

Yesterday the Obama administration announced its decision to postpone enforcement of the employer “pay or play” provision of the Affordable Care Act until 2015. The delay will allow time to simplify employer reporting requirements related to the health insurance coverage they offer and their employees’ enrollment. Since the reporting is needed to enforce employer penalties, […]

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Planning for Health Care Reform, Part 3

Jun 27, 2013 No Comments by

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) includes a provision to expand Medicaid coverage in 2014 to adults with incomes up to 138% percent of the federal poverty level, including adults without children (in 2012, $15,414 for an individual and $31,809 for a family of four). ¬†Most of the newly eligible individuals will be low-income adults.¬† Food […]

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