Opportunities, Inc./DPS hosts manufacturing apprenticeship

Apr 08, 2019 No Comments by

Alliance member Opportunities, Inc./Diversified Personnel Services (DPS) has been selected to sponsor and host a new Industrial Manufacturing Technician (IMT) apprenticeship program in collaboration with Wisconsin Regional Training Program (WRTP)/BIG STEP! The IMT apprenticeship is designed to fulfill the growing need for skilled production workers in advanced manufacturing, and uses a flexible curriculum that can […]

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Proactive approach to rising wages improves quality, performance

Feb 26, 2019 No Comments by

Across the US, wage rates are rising as cities and states pass new minimum wage laws and large firms voluntarily increase pay rates to attract talent in tight labor markets. The benefit to workers is clear but may be less obvious to many businesses. Higher minimum wages boost local spending, expand the labor pool, and […]

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Blue Jacket adapts Career Academy for job seekers with intellectual disabilities

Jan 14, 2019 No Comments by

Alliance member Blue Jacket Staffing in Ft. Wayne, Indiana places graduates of Blue Jacket’s signature Career Academy, a rigorous 2-week, 40-hour job readiness course. Now they’ve adapted the course for job seekers with intellectual disabilities, and last week welcomed the first class of 10 students! The new offering arose out of Blue Jacket’s experience with […]

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Staffing firms approved to sponsor apprenticeship programs

Dec 27, 2018 No Comments by

Apprenticeship programs combine on-the-job training and classroom instruction, and are a key approach to growing a skilled workforce in manufacturing, construction, health care and technology. Apprenticeships may last from one to six years, depending on the occupation and model, and lead to industry-recognized credentials and often, college credits, too. Last year, the US Department of […]

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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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