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TeenForce opens doors to employment for foster kids

Jun 05, 2013 No Comments by

The foster care system does little to support employment of youth in care as they move into adulthood. TeenForce’s alternative staffing model provides crucial job connections and mentoring to address this gap and help foster youth enter and succeed in the workforce.

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Goodwill Staffing Services helps culinary students earn while they learn.

Jun 03, 2013 No Comments by

Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia’s Helms College School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts is designed to train entry-level job seekers with a passion for food for high-demand middle skills jobs. During their training, temporary assignments with Goodwill Staffing help them earn income and add experience to their résumés.

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Model Healthcare Exchange Notices Available

May 30, 2013 No Comments by

The Department of Labor has released Healthcare Exchange (now called Health Insurance Marketplace) Model Notices in two versions, one for employers who offer coverage and one for those who don’t. Employers may modify the form provided they include all the required content. Employers are required to distribute the Marketplace notices in writing to all current […]

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Giving Low-Wage Workers A Pathway Out Of Poverty

May 29, 2013 No Comments by

In an interview with, Vanessa Bartram, founder of Alliance member WorkSquare explains her view of business as “a natural vehicle for affecting poverty,” discusses her decision to organize as a for-profit, and describes her plans to expand to three more branches in southern Florida.

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Member Profile: First Step Staffing, Atlanta

Apr 30, 2013 No Comments by

First Step Staffing is a nonprofit enterprise launched in 2007 by entrepreneur and philanthropist Greg Block as a strategy to help homeless individuals re-enter the workforce, earn steady income and break the cycle of homelessness. First Step partners with a variety of transitional housing organizations in Atlanta to recruit job-ready individuals. A second business line, […]

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