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Alternative Staffing Outcomes for Job Candidates and Employers

University of Massachusetts - Boston

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Expanding Economic Opportunity
  • Grant Amount $150,000
  • Grant Period September 1, 2011–August 31, 2012
  • Location Boston, MA, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

Alternative staffing organizations put the staffing services model to work for job candidates who face labor market barriers. They have a dual goal of providing job brokering for workers who face barriers to employment, as well as delivering staffing services for customers who need workers. This renewal grant will provide funds for the University of Massachusetts – Boston to broadly disseminate the wealth of data collected during the Alternative Demonstration II project, which studied four alternative staffing organizations in great detail over a three-year period. The grant will also support production of three brief reports focused on the experience of employers using alternative staffing organizations, the role of alternative staffing organizations in job brokering, and participant outcomes and work trajectories.