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Talent shortage drives employers to boost wages, training

Dec 10, 2019 No Comments by

A new nationwide survey finds skill shortages across all job categories, adversely affecting companies’ service quality, revenue growth and productivity. Industrial staffing company TrueBlue surveyed nearly 1,500 human resource, operations and business managers across a range of industries, company size and geographic regions, finding that: 32% can’t find workers to fill low-skill positions (high school […]

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Cara Chicago helps workers achieve personal financial goals

Nov 26, 2019 No Comments by

Many alternative staffing businesses offer financial literacy training as a supportive service to help candidates manage their earnings, build savings and credit, and access emergency loans. We recently spoke with Alliance member Cara Chicago to understand how they structure and fund these services.  Job seekers enter Cara Chicago through one of several portals: Cara Classic, a full-time, […]

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Rideshare credits enhance other work transportation supports

Nov 08, 2019 No Comments by

Both Uber and Lyft partner with nonprofits to offer ride credits designed to address transportation barriers that can limit job seekers’ access to employment. Uber’s Community Impact Initiative combines ride credits and cash grants to cover administrative costs in a dozen US and Canadian cities. Lyft’s Jobs Access Program offers free or discounted rides in […]

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New member startups in Cleveland, Los Angeles & Lowell, MA

Oct 22, 2019 No Comments by

The Alliance welcomes three new practitioner members working to launch alternative staffing businesses! Achieve Staffing at Towards Employment, Cleveland, Ohio Towards Employment is launching Achieve Staffing in January to employ job seekers enrolled in its workforce services, about 70% of whom have criminal records. The new enterprise will target job placements in manufacturing, hospitality and customer service, […]

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Uber Works staffing app launches in Chicago

Oct 16, 2019 No Comments by

In Chicago, Uber has launched Uber Works, an app designed to supply on-demand, blue-collar shift workers to area companies. The new app screens and matches job seekers with openings for light industrial, food service and general labor work. Staffing business partner True Blue is serving as employer-of-record to handle payroll and benefits, including same-day pay, through its […]

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