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Pennsylvania passes groundbreaking Clean Slate law

Jul 06, 2018 No Comments by

Last week, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed the nation’s first Clean Slate bill, designed to reduce barriers to employment and housing for people with criminal records and passed by the state’s legislature with broad bi-partisan support. The Clean Slate law allows automatic sealing of criminal history records related to charges that resulted in non-convictions, and […]

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Reentry Research Summary from Center for American Progress

Jun 19, 2018 No Comments by

The Center for American Progress has compiled a Reentry Research Roundup summarizing key findings of recent research about the economic consequences of criminal records and the effects of policies designed to expand opportunities for people with records. An estimated 1 in 3 Americans now have some type of criminal record, which may be as minor as […]

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Blue Jacket grows talent pipeline for area manufacturers

May 31, 2018 No Comments by

Manufacturing is a key employment driver in northeast Indiana, with industries ranging from medical device and vehicle production to food processing and defense contracting. In a recent panel discussion about Manufacturing and Workforce Development produced by Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, Jarrod Williams, Staffing Sales Coordinator at Alliance member Blue Jacket, reflected on their experiences […]

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Chrysalis announces expansion to Orange County

May 10, 2018 No Comments by

Alliance member Chrysalis in Los Angeles has announced its plans to open in Orange County! The new office will be their fourth location in Southern California – the first outside Los Angeles County – and responds to Orange County’s sharply growing homeless population, nearly 4,800 people according to the most recent homeless census. Chrysalis creates […]

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America Forward celebrates 10th anniversary

Apr 20, 2018 No Comments by

Congratulations to America Forward on 10 years of progress bringing together social entrepreneurs and policy makers to advance policy agendas that foster innovation, reward results, catalyze cross-sector partnerships, and translate local impact into national change! As a member of the America Forward Coalition, the Alternative Staffing Alliance is one of over 70 organizations working to […]

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