Opportunities, Inc./DPS hosts manufacturing apprenticeship

Apr 08, 2019 No Comments by

Alliance member Opportunities, Inc./Diversified Personnel Services (DPS) has been selected to sponsor and host a new Industrial Manufacturing Technician (IMT) apprenticeship program in collaboration with Wisconsin Regional Training Program (WRTP)/BIG STEP! The IMT apprenticeship is designed to fulfill the growing need for skilled production workers in advanced manufacturing, and uses a flexible curriculum that can […]

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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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MaineWorks and WorkSquare named “Best for the World”

Mar 19, 2019 No Comments by

Certified B Corporations promote an inclusive economy and operate as forces for good in the communities where they operate. Alliance members and Certified B Corps MaineWorks in Portland, Maine and WorkSquare in Miami, Florida have been honored as Best for the World: Customers, in recognition of their impact delivering business services that promote public benefit, target underserved […]

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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 […]

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Blue Jacket adapts Career Academy for job seekers with intellectual disabilities

Jan 14, 2019 No Comments by

Alliance member Blue Jacket Staffing in Ft. Wayne, Indiana places graduates of Blue Jacket’s signature Career Academy, a rigorous 2-week, 40-hour job readiness course. Now they’ve adapted the course for job seekers with intellectual disabilities, and last week welcomed the first class of 10 students! The new offering arose out of Blue Jacket’s experience with […]

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