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Alternative Staffing Field Documentation Study

University of Massachusetts - Boston

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Expanding Economic Opportunity
  • Grant Amount $245,772
  • Grant Period September 1, 2006–August 31, 2007
  • Location Boston, MA, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

As the temporary employment services sector increasingly serves as a point of entry to employment for disadvantaged job seekers, several nonprofit workforce development organizations have developed alternative staffing organizations. These nonprofit services provide temporary employment opportunities while simultaneously addressing the clients’ barriers to employment.This grant will enable the University of Massachusetts-Boston, in partnership with Public/Private Ventures, to conduct the second year of a documentation study of four Mott-funded alternative staffing organizations. The study will provide data and information necessary to advance workforce development policy and practice related to alternative staffing programs.Activities during the first year of the study included conducting pre-demonstration site-visits;planning and coordinating the first all-site meeting; developing data collection plans; designing data collection instruments and procedures; conducting baseline site visits; providing contextual research; and initiating reporting procedures.