New tool promotes fair chance hiring practices

Jan 31, 2019 No Comments by

The Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), in partnership with Koch Industries, has launched a new initiative Getting Talent Back to Work to promote fair chance hiring practices that expand opportunities for job seekers with criminal records. The initiative responds to the newly-passed First Step Act, reforming the federal-level justice system to ease future sentencing for nonviolent […]

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For the Record podcast series features Project Return

Aug 07, 2018 No Comments by

At our recent conference in Nashville, Bettie Kirkland, executive director of host member Project Return spoke with Rashawn Davis, policy analyst at The Council of State Governments Justice Center and host of For the Record, a podcast series that explores different perspectives on the often overlooked and underexplored aspects of criminal records and what it […]

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Auburn Reporter names Orion CEO John Theisen Person of the Year

Jan 29, 2018 No Comments by

Congratulations to John Theisen, president and CEO of Alliance member Orion Industries in Auburn, Washington, who describes his work as “the best job I’ve ever had.” In 2016, Orion placed 157 people into community jobs, compared to fewer than 20 in 2000 when he joined the organization, eager to use his private sector business expertise […]

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Chrysalis validates job retention outcomes with new approach

Jan 02, 2018 No Comments by

Long-term employment retention is a key measure of alternative staffing organizations’ (ASOs’) effectiveness in enabling disadvantaged job seekers to achieve economic stability. Tracking this outcome, though, is resource intensive and a challenge for many operators, even as they recognize the immense value of this data to inform service delivery and strengthen the case made to […]

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Cara Connects celebrates business growth with new name

Oct 30, 2017 No Comments by

After a quarter century of helping motivated individuals find a pathway to employment success, The Cara Program has gone through a major rebranding, shortening its name to Cara and changing its logo and slogan to reflect their passionate, can-do attitude towards the people they serve. Cara’s new tagline, “Let’s Get to Work,” is meant as […]

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