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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DePaul-led network improves awareness, delivery of wraparound supports

May 07, 2019 No Comments by

Alliance member DePaul Industries, based in Portland, Oregon, helps about 2,400 job seekers access competitive employment each year, referring candidates to local social service organizations for non-job-related assistance such as housing, healthcare, education and reentry services. In January 2018, to better understand the nature of these services and make warmer candidate referrals, DePaul created the […]

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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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New Member: Concordance Employment Agency, St. Louis, Missouri

Oct 04, 2018 No Comments by

The Alliance welcomes new member Concordance Employment Agency, an enterprise of the Concordance Academy of Leadership in St. Louis, Missouri! The Concordance Academy is an 18-month program designed to reduce recidivism of returning citizens, using a holistic approach that focuses on behavioral health and wellness, life and community skills, and education and employment. Participants enroll […]

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Valeo Vocation helps homeless find jobs, succeed in workplace

Aug 31, 2018 1 Comment by

Alliance member Valeo Vocation (pronounced Valéo) has opened for business in Tacoma, Washington, using a staffing enterprise approach to connect homeless job seekers with meaningful employment. Founder and CEO Sherri Jensen brings to the venture a solid combination of career experience in the temporary staffing industry and an extensive network of nonprofit contacts gained through […]

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