October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Oct 6, 2014 | News, Employment of People with Disabilities

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), which aims to raise awareness about disability employment issues and celebrate the contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. “Expect. Employ. Empower” is the theme for 2014, and the Office of Disability Employment Policy…

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Alternative Staffing Alliance Conference is Just Around the Corner

Sep 24, 2014 | Events

Next week, we’re looking forward to connecting with alternative staffing organizations from around the country at the Alternative Staffing Alliance Annual Conference in Atlanta. Alternative staffing organizations (ASOs) are social enterprises that combine a temporary staffing business model with…

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Hire Temporary Staff Now to Increase Inventory for the Holidays

Sep 16, 2014 | Staffing

The first signs of fall are upon us: kids are back in school, leaves are starting to change and temperatures are cooling. The holidays may feel far away but will be here before we know it. For consumer goods companies, that means now is the time to ramp up production to ensure inventory volume for…

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The American CDL Driver Shortage: What You Need to Know

Aug 26, 2014 | Staffing

The American trucking industry is facing a serious shortage of commercial driver’s license (CDL) drivers that doesn’t look to abate anytime soon. Despite the national unemployment rate being over 6%, the industry struggles to find enough qualified drivers, as anyone who has ever recruited or hired…

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Meyer Memorial Trust Awards DePaul Industries $150,000 for Unified Workforce Program

Aug 21, 2014 | News

Meyer Memorial Trust has awarded DePaul Industries’ Unified Workforce program a two-year, $150,000 grant to help employ more people with significant intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (ID/DD). The vast majority of jobs available to people with ID/DD are in sheltered workshops and pay a…

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Temporary Staffing an Effective Bridge to Permanent Employment

Aug 7, 2014 | Staffing

A new report from the American Staffing Association (ASA) provides further evidence that temporary staffing is an effective bridge to permanent employment. About half of respondents to the 2014 Staffing Employee Survey indicated that gaining permanent employment was their primary reason for…

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Staffing Glossary: 8 Terms You Need to Know

Jul 28, 2014 | Staffing

If you’re new to using staffing services, you’re probably unfamiliar with staffing industry lingo. Read on for explanations of some terms you’ll likely come across in the staffing world, and that you’ll probably see on our blog and website. ALTERNATIVE STAFFING. Alternative staffing organizations…

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Complying With the USDOL 7% Disability Hiring Rule: Resource Roundup

Jul 16, 2014 | Staffing, Employment of People with Disabilities

It’s been more than three months since the United States Department of Labor’s Final Rule to Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 took effect, requiring government contractors to take steps to ensure that 7% of their employees are individuals with disabilities. The regulations, overseen by…

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Types of Staffing: Agencies Offer More than Temporary Placements

Jul 10, 2014 | Staffing

What services do staffing companies offer? Your first thought is likely temporary employees who work on a short-term basis. And while staffing firms do offer short-term temps, most offer a variety of services that can meet an employer’s various hiring needs. Let’s take a look at the three major…

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Security Officers Help Summer Events Run Smoothly

Jul 2, 2014 | Security

The first day of summer has passed, but in the Pacific Northwest, the Fourth of July feels like the official kickoff. And with warmer temperatures come some of our favorite events of the year – like music festivals, county fairs, parades, picnics, street fairs, and races – that bring large groups…

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