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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Hope Builders blends skills training with temp-to-hire staffing

Apr 22, 2019 No Comments by

Alliance member Taller San Jose Hope Builders in Santa Ana (Orange County), California provides life and job skills training to disadvantaged young adults to help them achieve and maintain self-sufficiency. Participants receive skills training for high demand jobs in construction, IT, medical assisting and business office applications. Last year, the organization decided to add staffing […]

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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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For the Record podcast series features Project Return

Aug 07, 2018 No Comments by

At our recent conference in Nashville, Bettie Kirkland, executive director of host member Project Return spoke with Rashawn Davis, policy analyst at The Council of State Governments Justice Center and host of For the Record, a podcast series that explores different perspectives on the often overlooked and underexplored aspects of criminal records and what it […]

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NECIC launches Employer Resource Network

Jul 27, 2018 No Comments by

Congratulations to Alliance member North End Community Improvement Collaborative (NECIC) in Mansfield, Ohio on their launch of the Richland County Employer Resource Network! The new initiative expands NECIC’s job retention services and complements the business services of their alternative staffing enterprise Temp2Higher. Business members of the Employer Resource Network (ERN) pay an annual fee that […]

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