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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America Forward celebrates 10th anniversary

Apr 20, 2018 No Comments by

Congratulations to America Forward on 10 years of progress bringing together social entrepreneurs and policy makers to advance policy agendas that foster innovation, reward results, catalyze cross-sector partnerships, and translate local impact into national change! As a member of the America Forward Coalition, the Alternative Staffing Alliance is one of over 70 organizations working to […]

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New Member: UpStaff Personnel, Asheville, North Carolina

Mar 15, 2018 No Comments by

The Alliance welcomes new member UpStaff Personnel, an enterprise of Green Opportunities (GO!) in Asheville, North Carolina! UpStaff Personnel targets large volume accounts with temp-to-hire opportunities including Biltmore Farms Hotels, the City of Asheville, and the City’s Housing Authority. GO! has operated its staffing business for five years, and prioritized its growth in 2017 as […]

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County ordinance provides model for social enterprise procurement

Mar 01, 2018 No Comments by

The Cook County Board in Chicago recently enacted the Cook County Social Enterprise Ordinance to promote the growth of local social enterprises and inspire other municipalities in Illinois and beyond to follow its lead. Eligible entities get a 5% pricing discount in bidding for County procurement opportunities (meaning a $100 bid is treated as $95.) […]

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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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