Alternative Staffing Organizations: Finding the Right Fit for Workers and Employers

From our friends at INSIGHT and NNSP.
Join us for a free webinar this Thursday, March 1
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific / 2:00 - 3:30 PM Eastern
"How do alternative staffing organizations help low-wage workers gain employment?"
"What are the outcomes of alternative staffing organizations?"
"How do alternative staffing organizations function as business enterprises?"
"How can workforce development organizations incorporate alternative staffing into their service delivery model?"
This webinar provides an opportunity for sector initiatives and others to learn about alternative staffing organizations (ASOs), which use a fee-for-service model to help unemployed job-seekers gain employment. Like sector initiatives, ASOs serve as intermediaries in their local labor markets, providing supports and opportunities for job-seekers while becoming trusted sources of employees for their business customers.
In the webinar, staff from Goodwill Staffing Services in Austin, Texas will describe the services they provide to businesses and job-seekers, and will discuss how their operations have developed as well as how those operations fit within a larger organization that provides other workforce development and social enterprise programs. Researchers from the University of Massachusetts Boston will describe results from their study of the Alternative Staffing Demonstration II and provide an overview of worker outcomes related to their alternative staffing work experience. Staff from the National Network of Sector Partners (NNSP) will share examples of sector initiatives around the country that are incorporating an alternative staffing model into their operations.
Panelists include:
Brandynn Holgate, Center for Social Policy at the University of Massachusetts Boston
Rudy Herrera and Danie White, Goodwill Staffing Services (Austin, TX)
Jim Torrens, Insight Center for Community Economic Development, National Network of Sector Partners (NNSP)
Throughout, we will take your questions and comments, for a highly-interactive and relevant session. There is no cost to participate, but long-distance phone rates may apply.
To reserve your place, go to: After registering you will receive a confirmation e-mail with information about joining the webinar.


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