by: Juliana Feliciano Reyes, Updated: July 23, 2019 It was an unconventional job fair. There were no splashy banners advertising companies, no branded swag, no suits. Just folks filling out paperwork on the benches of a Philadelphia courtroom Monday — sometimes with a drug test swab in their mouth — waiting for an interview where they’d [...]
Philadelphia Inquirer Reports: Philly launched a program to put homeless people to work. Here’s what happened.
by Samantha Melamed (updated June 11, 2019) As a Monday morning rain rinsed LOVE Park and chased early commuters into their offices, 34 people gathered by the LOVE sculpture and waited impatiently for a lottery to begin. Roberto Valdez, an outreach worker from Mental Health Partnerships (MHP), read out the numbers, and wide grins broke [...]
By: Maria Saporta, Contributing Writer, Atlanta Business Chronicle The Stand Together Foundation, a national poverty-fighting initiative partly funded by the Koch family, has made a grand entrance in Atlanta by investing in 10 local nonprofits. The Atlanta cohort of 10 nonprofits was launched May 20th at a summit held at the City of [...]
Los Angeles and San Bernandino Counties Consider First Step Rapid Employment Model to Address Homelessness
The recent e-newsletter from the American Roundtable to Abolish Homelessness wrote a piece on employment scaling for homeless people in Los Angeles county and San Bernandino county. It read: Employment has long been a vacuum in homeless policy, an orphan in our policy household. There have been many boutique programs without scale to [...]
First Step is honored to be part of the projects highlighted at this week’s IMPACT PHL Conference in Philadelphia. CEO Dave Shaffer will join investors and community partners to discuss how various sectors came together to bring First Step to the region and the impact we have had to date. Read the Case Study to be presented here.
We are proud to share our impact from 2018. We had an incredible year of growth and expansion allowing us more opportunities to put people to work. Looking ahead into 2019, First Step plans to continue scaling our impact while looking for new programs to proactively connect First Step clients with additional training and education [...]
How First Step Staffing in Atlanta, GA leverages Uber for Business to bring clients to and from work.
Atlanta-based First Step Staffing Expands into Philadelphia; Acquires Portion of On Time Staffing to form unique job training & placement for homeless and returning citizens
First Step is the largest non-profit, light-industrial staffing agency in the country and the expansion will create more than 700 job opportunities for Philadelphia region’s homeless and at-risk citizens
Following our success with the Atlanta Braves at the Suntrust Stadium, we have added additional work in other large-event spaces. This includes 70-100 positions at the new Mercedes Benz Stadium, as well as various placements at the Bobby Dodd Stadium for Georgia Tech games, and Sanford Stadium for University of Georgia games.