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Alternative Staffing Demonstration

Fifth Avenue Committee

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

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 Fifth Avenue Committee, based in Brooklyn, 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.Fifth Avenue Committee is a community development corporation that provides a range of programs and services for disadvantaged residents of Brooklyn, New York, including workforce development, affordable housing and community organizing.