First Step offers workers “second step” to higher skills and earnings

Jun 17, 2019 No Comments by

First Step Staffing in Atlanta has introduced “Second Step” construction skills training to provide its workers a pathway to higher paid jobs. The first class of 9 graduated in March, and all were hired by major area construction firms in jobs paying $15 to $18 per hour. The second class began this month. First Step’s […]

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First Step Staffing expands into Philadelphia

Jan 16, 2018 No Comments by

First Step Staffing has acquired a portion of the Philadelphia-based division of On Time Staffing, a for-profit staffing company specializing in warehouse, packaging and production jobs, which will now become part of First Step’s nonprofit social enterprise. First Step will partner with On Time Staffing, the City of Philadelphia and local social service providers to […]

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“This is a dream job. My life has changed 100 percent.”

Sep 26, 2017 No Comments by

Last year after his release from prison, Darnell Wood was living in a homeless shelter while struggling to find a job. Today, thanks to First Step Staffing and Mr. Wood’s strong work ethic and professionalism, he’s working full-time as a supervisor for a company that works for the Atlanta Braves and their home field SunTrust Park. He […]

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First Step Staffing uses acquisition strategy to scale impact

Nov 22, 2016 No Comments by

Last December, First Step Staffing acquired the Atlanta operations of LGS Staffing, a large, commercial staffing company, as a strategy to grow its average daily placements from 150 to 1,000 workers. A year later, through its relationships with some 70 community referral partners, First Step is recruiting ever higher numbers of homeless and other disadvantaged […]

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Record number gathers for annual conference

Sep 29, 2014 No Comments by

Nearly 90 people are expected in Atlanta this week as the Alternative Staffing Alliance convenes its Eighth Annual Conference. The record number of participants reflects the Alliance’s growing membership and heightened interest in alternative staffing among community-based organizations, social entrepreneurs and impact investors as a leading strategy for helping marginalized job seekers enter the labor […]

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