Giving Compass’ Take:
• The Alternative Staffing Alliance focuses on helping marginalized populations by providing them with employment opportunities and support services.
• How can other companies learn from the Alternative Staffing Alliance? As more organizations are becoming socially-conscious, will this start to affect who they employ?
Every day social innovators and social innovation organizations across the country are measurably impacting communities and individuals. This Practice to Policy blog series lifts up the voices of the more than 70 organizations that make up the America Forward Coalition and our broader social innovation network by highlighting their outcomes-based solutions to our country’s most pressing social problems and why these solutions must be reflected in our federal policies.
In this post, we are highlighting the Alternative Staffing Alliance, who uses a social enterprise approach that helps thousands of disadvantaged job seekers gain a foothold in the labor market while delivering talent solutions to employers.
Staffing is a key gateway to employment, and alternative staffing combines a staffing business model with supportive services to help overlooked and marginalized job seekers use this portal to the labor market. The alternative staffing model benefits both job seekers and employer clients. Candidates with limited education or experience, criminal records, disabilities, insecure housing and other barriers to employment earn immediate income, demonstrate their motivation and reliability, and gain experience while building their resume.
Read more about Alternative Staffing Alliance at America Forward.
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