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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 ...

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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 ...

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The Big Value of Small Business

Investing in small businesses is key to fueling local economies and creating opportunity. LISC supports emerging entrepreneurs other lenders may deem too risky and, in the process, helps open doors for economic development, wealth building, social connection and creativity in communities across the country. In celebration of Small Business Saturday (Nov. 25), we're taking ...