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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New member startups in Cleveland, Los Angeles & Lowell, MA

Oct 22, 2019 No Comments by

The Alliance welcomes three new practitioner members working to launch alternative staffing businesses! Achieve Staffing at Towards Employment, Cleveland, Ohio Towards Employment is launching Achieve Staffing in January to employ job seekers enrolled in its workforce services, about 70% of whom have criminal records. The new enterprise will target job placements in manufacturing, hospitality and customer service, […]

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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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Hope Builders blends skills training with temp-to-hire staffing

Apr 22, 2019 No Comments by

Alliance member Taller San Jose Hope Builders in Santa Ana (Orange County), California provides life and job skills training to disadvantaged young adults to help them achieve and maintain self-sufficiency. Participants receive skills training for high demand jobs in construction, IT, medical assisting and business office applications. Last year, the organization decided to add staffing […]

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