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Alternative Staffing Demonstration

Pillsbury United Communities

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Expanding Economic Opportunity
  • Grant Amount $125,000
  • Grant Period October 1, 2005–September 30, 2006
  • Location Minneapolis, MN, United States
  • Geographic Focus Minneapolis

About this grant

At the low end of the labor market, and particularly for people with multiple barriers to employment, temporary job placements may be the only option for nonsubsidized employment. To gain increased understanding of temporary job placements through alternative staffing programs, a two-year Field Documentation Study is being conducted by a team of researchers at four alternative staffing sites – in Austin, Texas; Boise, Idaho; Brooklyn, New York; and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Funding will enable Pillsbury United Communities, based in Minneapolis, to participate in the demonstration project. The goal of the project is to expand and increase the opportunities for low-income and disadvantaged people to obtain well-paying jobs through temporary and "temp-to-perm" placements. The project will investigate and analyze critical elements of each alternative staffing program. Each site will employ strategies to increase temporary and/or permanent job placements, permanent job retention and earnings for participants.Pillsbury United Communities provides a variety of workforce, economic and neighborhood development programs throughout Minneapolis.