Illinois leads way to mandate responsible staffing practices

May 30, 2019 No Comments by

June 1 marks a year since new staffing industry regulations took effect in Illinois under the Responsible Job Creation Act. Provisions of the law aim to address hiring discrimination, strengthen workplace safety, eliminate burdensome fees, and encourage more temp-to-hire conversions for the state’s 800,000 temporary workers. Briefly, the law requires staffing agencies to: Register with […]

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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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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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First Step Staffing expands into Philadelphia

Jan 16, 2018 No Comments by

First Step Staffing has acquired a portion of the Philadelphia-based division of On Time Staffing, a for-profit staffing company specializing in warehouse, packaging and production jobs, which will now become part of First Step’s nonprofit social enterprise. First Step will partner with On Time Staffing, the City of Philadelphia and local social service providers to […]

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