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 [...]
All of MaineWorks’ 70 workers have committed crimes “directly related or derivative of substance use disorder,” says its founder. Read more: http://www.seattletimes.com/nwshowcase/careers/a-temp-agency-that-gives-ex-inmates-a-job-and-a-ride-to-work/
Atlanta nonprofit First Step Staffing putting hundreds of homeless people to work
Mergers happen all the time, but rarely are they as notable as when Atlanta’s First Step Staffing acquired LGS Staffing in December 2015. At the time of the acquisition, LGS, a for-profit company, was 10 times larger than First Step, a nonprofit that operates as a staffing agency for individuals experiencing homelessness. A smaller [...]
Last December, First Step Staffing acquired the Atlanta operations of LGS Staffing, a large, commercial staffing company, as a strategy to grow its average daily placements from 150 to 1,000 workers. A year later, through its relationships with some 70 community referral partners, First Step is recruiting ever higher numbers of homeless [...]