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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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Opportunities, Inc./DPS hosts manufacturing apprenticeship

Apr 08, 2019 No Comments by

Alliance member Opportunities, Inc./Diversified Personnel Services (DPS) has been selected to sponsor and host a new Industrial Manufacturing Technician (IMT) apprenticeship program in collaboration with Wisconsin Regional Training Program (WRTP)/BIG STEP! The IMT apprenticeship is designed to fulfill the growing need for skilled production workers in advanced manufacturing, and uses a flexible curriculum that can […]

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DePaul Industries expands to Minneapolis

Mar 27, 2019 No Comments by

Congratulations to Alliance member DePaul Industries on its expansion to Minneapolis! The Portland, Oregon-based enterprise opened a staffing services branch in Minneapolis last October at the invitation of Minnesota Diversified Industries (MDI), a nonprofit with a similar mission to serve people with disabilities by offering inclusive employment opportunities and services. MDI’s commercial services include contract […]

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