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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“The most impactful thing I’ve done in my career”

Apr 05, 2018 No Comments by

Dru Laws, senior vice president at Seljan Company in Wisconsin, is a strong advocate for tapping into talent pools that are often overlooked or dismissed. Addressing fellow industry executives at last week’s national meeting of the Association of Rotational Molders, Dru shared his company’s success partnering with Alliance member Diversified Personnel Services at Opportunities, Inc. […]

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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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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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