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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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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Harmon Personnel a key partner in Second Chance Initiative

Feb 14, 2018 No Comments by

Congratulations to member Harmon Personnel Services, a partner in the Second Chance Employment and Training Initiative, one of nine community-driven projects in Massachusetts to be awarded a $75,000 state Urban Agenda grant. The initiative aims to help people in recovery overcome complex barriers to employment and will incorporate Harmon Personnel’s staffing services, plus coaching, case […]

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