By Yvette A. Núñez and Dave Shaffer – Guest Columnists Jul 6, 2018, 2:52pm While conversations around workforce development are happening all over the city, organizations are still struggling to find tangible ways to bring more nontraditional populations into the workforce, particularly the homeless and panhandling communities. According [...]
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.
November is in full swing, but October was a great month here at First Step!
First Step Staffing is pleased to announce a new venture in Nashville, TN. Our clients will be filling 200 warehouse positions in Nashville, TN for nGroup Performance Partners. This project will help employ people from the city of Nashville with a focus on those that have recently experienced homelessness and have had barriers to [...]
We are pleased to announce a record 3rd Quarter with 8% revenue growth over the previous year. In addition, First Step Staffing employed an average of 1,250 people per week with about 65% having recently experienced homelessness (REH). “All of these are records for the company” said Matt Miller, Vice President of Business Development.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution – How the Atlanta Braves are helping homeless men and women get jobs
By: Helena Oliviero, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Sept 13, 2017 When Darnell Wood was released from prison a year ago, he immediately started looking for a job. As the weeks dragged on — two weeks, four weeks, six weeks, Wood was no closer to securing employment. Staying in a homeless shelter, Wood received letters from staffing [...]
Major scale: Behind First Step Staffing’s outsized acquisition By Dave Shaffer | Georgia Nonprofit NOW, Spring 2017 After years of running his own thriving businesses, entrepreneur Greg Block decided to make an abrupt career change: founding a nonprofit staffing firm, First Step Staffing. With a curiosity and desire to contribute to the [...]
“2016 was a year of tremendous growth for First Step. In December 2015, we acquired the Atlanta operation of a multi-state, light-industrial, commercial staffing business, growing First Step nearly ten-fold over night. The mission and financial results, outlined through this report, indicate the acquisition has proven to be an [...]