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From LISC Annual Report 2017:

Philadelphia

Helping Philadelphians find good job opportunities is a key component of Philadelphia LISC’s mission. To that end, in 2017 it provided a $1.2 million business loan to enable First Step Staffing to expand to Philadelphia. A nonprofit social enterprise based in Atlanta, First Step has a stellar track record in securing steady income ...

Atlanta-based First Step Staffing Expands into Philadelphia with LISC Support

LISC provided a $1.2 million business loan to enable nonprofit First Step Staffing to acquire a Philadelphia staffing firm. In Philadelphia, FSS will provide 750 jobs and supportive services to homeless, returning citizens, and veterans looking to reenter the workforce. LISC’s loan is part of a total of $4.85 million in CDFI ...

From National LISC:

What the Jobs Numbers Don’t Tell Us—and Why It Matters

Official unemployment rates may be low, but they don’t reflect the number of people out of the workforce, underemployed or lacking the skills to get good jobs. “We need to disaggregate these numbers,” LISC CEO Maurice Jones said in a front page article in The Guardian newspaper. By 2025, the US will have 16 ...