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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DePaul Industries expands to Minneapolis

Mar 27, 2019 No Comments by

Congratulations to Alliance member DePaul Industries on its expansion to Minneapolis! The Portland, Oregon-based enterprise opened a staffing services branch in Minneapolis last October at the invitation of Minnesota Diversified Industries (MDI), a nonprofit with a similar mission to serve people with disabilities by offering inclusive employment opportunities and services. MDI’s commercial services include contract […]

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Spotlight on Alternative Staffing at SEA Summit 14

Feb 28, 2014 No Comments by

Alternative Staffing will be featured as one of eight “intensive” sessions to be offered during the upcoming Social Enterprise Alliance Summit in Nashville, April 13-16. This three-hour deep dive will begin with an overview of the sector and feature three seasoned practitioners – GoodTemps (Muskegon, MI), DePaul Industries (Portland, OR), and WorkSquare (Miami, FL) – […]

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Member Profile: DePaul Industries, Portland, Oregon

Feb 14, 2014 No Comments by

With the recent formation of PurposeSTAFF, Oregon-based DePaul Industries is pursuing its goal to expand nationally, mainly through joint ventures or licensing arrangements with other ASOs, Ability One suppliers and other entrepreneurial partners. We spoke with President & CEO Dave Shaffer to learn about DePaul’s plans and opportunities for other ASOs to partner with them.

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Alliance members use Benefit Corporation structure and B Corp certification to advance their social missions

Nov 27, 2013 No Comments by

Benefit Corporations are a legal form of social enterprise that allows for-profit businesses to act in the interests of their workers, community and the environment, in addition to shareholders. Created by the non-profit B Lab as a market-based solution to social problems, Benefit Corporation legislation has been passed in 19 states and the District of […]

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