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New tools help employers assess and improve job quality

Nov 07, 2018 No Comments by

High-road employment practices drive business performance, and increasingly social impact funders and policy makers are developing tools that encourage employers to offer better jobs and strengthen their competitive edge while also improving workers’ self-sufficiency. Pacific Community Ventures, a community development lender and advisor to small business owners, has developed a comprehensive Good Jobs Good Business Toolkit […]

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REDF’s Impact Lending promotes growth of employment social enterprises

Oct 19, 2018 No Comments by

As a national venture philanthropy, REDF exclusively invests in social enterprises that employ and empower people overcoming barriers to work. Alternative staffing businesses comprise a key segment of REDF’s portfolio and are among the industries targeted by their new Impact Lending practice. REDF is seeking to deploy $5 million in loan capital by 2020 to […]

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New Member: Concordance Employment Agency, St. Louis, Missouri

Oct 04, 2018 No Comments by

The Alliance welcomes new member Concordance Employment Agency, an enterprise of the Concordance Academy of Leadership in St. Louis, Missouri! The Concordance Academy is an 18-month program designed to reduce recidivism of returning citizens, using a holistic approach that focuses on behavioral health and wellness, life and community skills, and education and employment. Participants enroll […]

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Survey results aid NIOSH in design of temp worker safety training

Sep 21, 2018 No Comments by

As the number of people employed in alternative work arrangements continues to rise, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), part of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is working with our network of alternative staffing operators and other temporary staffing industry partners to improve workplace health and safety practices. […]

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Valeo Vocation helps homeless find jobs, succeed in workplace

Aug 31, 2018 1 Comment by

Alliance member Valeo Vocation (pronounced Valéo) has opened for business in Tacoma, Washington, using a staffing enterprise approach to connect homeless job seekers with meaningful employment. Founder and CEO Sherri Jensen brings to the venture a solid combination of career experience in the temporary staffing industry and an extensive network of nonprofit contacts gained through […]

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