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Coronavirus Awareness and Actions

First Step Staffing continues to monitor the rapidly changing situation and guidance surround the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  Thank you for the steps you have already taken to minimize the impact of this virus.  We are fully committed to the safety of our employees, clients and customers while we work to continue providing [...]


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Atlanta Business Chronicle Reports: First Step and Other Community Groups Work Together To Decrease Homelessness

Groups work together to decrease homelessness By Tonya Layman – Contributing Writer January 12, 2020 The number of people living on the streets of Atlanta has declined, in part due to several organizations partnering on a common theme: to lead the charge to make homelessness in Atlanta rare, brief and non-recurring. Over the last decade, [...]



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Philadelphia Inquirer Reports: Philly courts hosted a job fair for the pretrial population

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 [...]


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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 [...]



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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 [...]




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First Step Philadelphia Celebrates One Year Anniversary and the Power of Employment to Transform Lives

Weekly Employment of Over 350 Individuals Experiencing Homelessness in the Region in 2018 and $14.5 Million in Earned Wages Paid Philadelphia, PA – January 31, 2019 On Thursday, January 24, 2019, First Step Staffing (FSS) celebrated the one year anniversary of its expansion to Philadelphia. The event took place at the Wells Fargo Museum [...]