New member startups in Cleveland, Los Angeles & Lowell, MA

Oct 22, 2019 No Comments by

The Alliance welcomes three new practitioner members working to launch alternative staffing businesses! Achieve Staffing at Towards Employment, Cleveland, Ohio Towards Employment is launching Achieve Staffing in January to employ job seekers enrolled in its workforce services, about 70% of whom have criminal records. The new enterprise will target job placements in manufacturing, hospitality and customer service, […]

Spotlight Read more

Free course promotes fair chance hiring process

Aug 28, 2019 No Comments by

Over 90% of US employers use criminal background checks to screen some or all their prospective new hires, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recommends “individualized assessments” in using these reports to make employment decisions. To help hiring professionals comply with the EEOC guidelines and build a fairer hiring process, the background check company […]

Spotlight Read more

Goodwill convenes alternative staffing businesses in Spokane

Aug 12, 2019 No Comments by

Alliance members from the western US and Canada joined with the Goodwill Staffing Services Workgroup this past weekend for a day of learning and networking in Spokane, Washington. Tom Kosnik, president of Visus Group, led an in-depth workshop on compensation design for staffing salespeople and recruiters, and Michael Simpson, CEO of PAIRIN, presented on the […]

Spotlight Read more

New Member: 70 Million Jobs, Los Angeles, California

Jul 25, 2019 No Comments by

The Alliance welcomes new member 70 Million Jobs, a national for-profit business designed to connect formerly incarcerated job seekers with “Second Chance-friendly” employers. The company’s name reflects the under-tapped talent pool of 70 million Americans – 1 in 3 working age adults – with some kind of criminal record. Founder and CEO Richard Bronson launched […]

Spotlight Read more

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 […]

Spotlight Read more