January 24, 2019 / US By Scott Greenstone Seattle Times Project Homeless engagement editor It’s no secret that homelessness has engulfed the West Coast: Rises in cities like Seattle, LA and San Francisco are the reason homelessness in the U.S. has gone up in the last few years while it continues to go down on the East Coast. Project [...]
MeiMei Foxi March 10, 2017 Greg Block, the founder of First Step / Staffing for Good, believes that “ a steady and sustainable income is the only permanent, reliable path out of homelessness. ” That is why he founded his social enterprise, which is the largest non-profit, light industrial staffing agency in the United States. Greg Block [...]
By John Meyers Aug 14 2018 Shy of ten years ago, Greg Block saw a gap in homelessness services agencies. While many nonprofits were helping individuals meet immediate needs, such as shelter, food, and healthcare, only a handful focused on income as a sustainable path out of homelessness. As he examined the services in his native Atlanta, [...]
How First Step Staffing in Atlanta, GA leverages Uber for Business to bring clients to and from work.
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 [...]