Cara Chicago helps workers achieve personal financial goals

Nov 26, 2019 No Comments by

Many alternative staffing businesses offer financial literacy training as a supportive service to help candidates manage their earnings, build savings and credit, and access emergency loans. We recently spoke with Alliance member Cara Chicago to understand how they structure and fund these services.  Job seekers enter Cara Chicago through one of several portals: Cara Classic, a full-time, […]

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Rideshare credits enhance other work transportation supports

Nov 08, 2019 No Comments by

Both Uber and Lyft partner with nonprofits to offer ride credits designed to address transportation barriers that can limit job seekers’ access to employment. Uber’s Community Impact Initiative combines ride credits and cash grants to cover administrative costs in a dozen US and Canadian cities. Lyft’s Jobs Access Program offers free or discounted rides in […]

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Goodwill convenes alternative staffing businesses in Spokane

Aug 12, 2019 No Comments by

Alliance members from the western US and Canada joined with the Goodwill Staffing Services Workgroup this past weekend for a day of learning and networking in Spokane, Washington. Tom Kosnik, president of Visus Group, led an in-depth workshop on compensation design for staffing salespeople and recruiters, and Michael Simpson, CEO of PAIRIN, presented on the […]

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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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First Step offers workers “second step” to higher skills and earnings

Jun 17, 2019 No Comments by

First Step Staffing in Atlanta has introduced “Second Step” construction skills training to provide its workers a pathway to higher paid jobs. The first class of 9 graduated in March, and all were hired by major area construction firms in jobs paying $15 to $18 per hour. The second class began this month. First Step’s […]

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