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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New Member: Challenge Unlimited, Alton, Illinois

Feb 11, 2019 No Comments by

The Alliance welcomes new member Challenge Unlimited, a leading provider of employment services to people with disabilities! Headquartered in Alton, Illinois, across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, Missouri, Challenge Unlimited is an AbilityOne contractor that delivers facilities management and production services to businesses in five states. Challenge Unlimited launched its staffing business in 2018 to […]

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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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“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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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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