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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DePaul-led network improves awareness, delivery of wraparound supports

May 07, 2019 No Comments by

Alliance member DePaul Industries, based in Portland, Oregon, helps about 2,400 job seekers access competitive employment each year, referring candidates to local social service organizations for non-job-related assistance such as housing, healthcare, education and reentry services. In January 2018, to better understand the nature of these services and make warmer candidate referrals, DePaul created the […]

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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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