Please visit the Alternative Staffing Alliance to read our interview with Dave Shaffer, president and CEO of member DePaul Industries in Portland, Oregon.
Last year, DePaul's staffing division employed 2,400 job seekers with disabilities and other barriers. With its recent formation of PurposeSTAFF, DePaul is seeking to expand nationally and create work opportunities for many times that number.
Ideally, DePaul plans to grow through joint ventures or licensing arrangements with other alternative staffing organizations, Ability One suppliers and other entrepreneurial partners. The interview includes an update on DePaul's progress and information about attributes they are looking for in potential partners.
Please visit our website to read the full interview.
Does Alternative Staffing provide training for these hard-to-place workers? Adult Education?