New Survey: Americans with Disabilities Striving to Work

Jun 16, 2015 | Employment of People with Disabilities

The Kessler Foundation‘s recently-released 2015 National Employment & Disability Survey confirms that most people with disabilities want to work, and are overcoming barriers to succeed in the workplace. The survey of more than 3,000 American adults with disabilities was conducted by the…

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DePaul Packaging Receives New Exporter Award

May 27, 2015 | Packaging, News

The Oregon Consular Corps presented DePaul Packaging with the New Exporter Award at the Celebrate Trade Gala May 18 in Portland. The event, part of World Trade Week, was also hosted by Business Oregon, the City of Portland, Greater Portland Inc., Oregon Department of Agriculture, Pacific NW…

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DePaul Packaging Wins New Exporter Award

May 22, 2015 | Packaging, News

We are honored that DePaul Packaging was recognized for its international trade leadership with the New Exporter award, presented by the Oregon Consular Corps and others at the Celebrate Trade Gala in Portland May 18. According to the Oregon Consular Corps:The New Exporter award recognizes a…

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Hiring This Spring? You're Not Alone

Apr 15, 2015 | Staffing

The overall outlook for the job market in the second quarter can be summed up in one word: hiring. March’s employment report was a letdown, with just 126,000 jobs created, the weakest month for job creation in over a year. Economists were concerned about this setback after sustained growth in the…

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3 Industries Staffing Up This Spring

Mar 31, 2015 | Staffing

Spring is officially here. Whether snow is still falling in your area of the country or the daffodils are in full bloom, a seasonal pick-up in business has started for many industries. We’re seeing lots of hiring activity in manufacturing, construction and agriculture. If you’re in one of these…

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REDF Jobs Study Quantifies Impact of Employment Social Enterprises

Mar 23, 2015 | Social Enterprise

One of the major challenges faced by employment social enterprises like DePaul Industries is quantifying impact. While we often use figures like wages paid and permanent positions gained, the overall and long-term impact can be difficult to express. That’s one of the reasons why we were so pleased …

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City Club of Portland Forum March 3 Will Focus on Benefit Companies

Feb 24, 2015 | Events

Are you interested in prioritizing the triple bottom line in your for-profit business? Do you know the difference between a benefit company and a B Corporation? Want to network with leaders of Oregon benefit companies? Head to Portland’s Hopworks Urban Brewery for the City Club of Portland‘s free…

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Join Employers Making Hiring People With Disabilities a Priority

Jan 29, 2015 | Employment of People with Disabilities

As the job market continues to improve and unemployment falls, employers in a variety of sectors are having trouble finding qualified employees. They may not realize that they’re overlooking a major pool of qualified candidates, who have low rates of absenteeism and high retention rates: people…

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Visit DePaul Industries at the NWFPA Expo Jan. 12-14 in Portland

Jan 2, 2015 | Events

January is upon us, meaning it’s time for the largest regional food processing tradeshow in North America, Jan. 12-14, 2015, celebrating its 101st anniversary! The Northwest Food Processors Expo and Conference at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon, is a great event for anyone who…

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DePaul Industries’ Top 10 Blog Posts of 2014

Dec 31, 2014 | News

2014 was a big year for DePaul Industries – we established two benefit companies that are both Certified B Corps and saw exciting growth in our staffing, security and packaging divisions. Our most-read blog posts of the year highlight some of our big news, as well as many trends we’ve seen in these…

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