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Alternative Staffing Research and Technical Assistance

Insight Center for Community Economic Development

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Expanding Economic Opportunity
  • Grant Amount $100,000
  • Grant Period August 1, 2005–July 31, 2006
  • Location Oakland, CA, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

Temporary and temporary-to-permanent employment services are increasingly becoming the primary job brokers for disadvantaged job seekers. As a result of the rise in the temporary employment sector, several nonprofit workforce development organizations have started using a model to place disadvantaged people into jobs. There is a critical need to ensure that temporary employment is structured in a way that provides benefits to both job seekers and the business community.Funding will enable the National Economic Development and Law Center (NEDLC) to conduct research on five alternative staffing organizations to inform the field on how each business model was developed, how it operates, and what social benefits and/or business outcomes are achieved. In addition, NEDLC will work with various alternative staffing organizations to make sure that they are successful in meeting the double bottom line.NEDLC is a 35-year old research and consulting non-profit organization that uses community and economic development strategies to improve the economic and social status of low-income people.