Cara Chicago launches Cara Plus to expand its reach and impact

Jul 10, 2019 No Comments by

Cara Chicago has launched a new entity Cara Plus to share its workforce development services approach with partner organizations in other cities. Cara initially tested an expansion model with Lutheran Social Services in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 2016, co-creating LSSI Works, a workforce development program steeped in the Cara methodology. In Atlanta, Cara has now launched […]

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Remembering Devah Pager, leading light on racial bias in hiring

Nov 28, 2018 No Comments by

We mourn the passing of Dr. Devah Pager, a Harvard sociologist whose 2003 doctoral dissertation documented “the powerful effects of race” on hiring decisions. Dr. Pager’s research sought to understand the effect of a criminal record on people’s chances of finding a job and how that might differ depending on the applicant’s race. Her resulting […]

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Valeo Vocation helps homeless find jobs, succeed in workplace

Aug 31, 2018 1 Comment by

Alliance member Valeo Vocation (pronounced Valéo) has opened for business in Tacoma, Washington, using a staffing enterprise approach to connect homeless job seekers with meaningful employment. Founder and CEO Sherri Jensen brings to the venture a solid combination of career experience in the temporary staffing industry and an extensive network of nonprofit contacts gained through […]

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Chrysalis announces expansion to Orange County

May 10, 2018 No Comments by

Alliance member Chrysalis in Los Angeles has announced its plans to open in Orange County! The new office will be their fourth location in Southern California – the first outside Los Angeles County – and responds to Orange County’s sharply growing homeless population, nearly 4,800 people according to the most recent homeless census. Chrysalis creates […]

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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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