Blue Jacket adapts Career Academy for job seekers with intellectual disabilities

Jan 14, 2019 No Comments by

Alliance member Blue Jacket Staffing in Ft. Wayne, Indiana places graduates of Blue Jacket’s signature Career Academy, a rigorous 2-week, 40-hour job readiness course. Now they’ve adapted the course for job seekers with intellectual disabilities, and last week welcomed the first class of 10 students! The new offering arose out of Blue Jacket’s experience with […]

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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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NECIC launches Employer Resource Network

Jul 27, 2018 No Comments by

Congratulations to Alliance member North End Community Improvement Collaborative (NECIC) in Mansfield, Ohio on their launch of the Richland County Employer Resource Network! The new initiative expands NECIC’s job retention services and complements the business services of their alternative staffing enterprise Temp2Higher. Business members of the Employer Resource Network (ERN) pay an annual fee that […]

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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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