Loan to expand assistance to people with barriers to employment

Eric Goodall2First Step Staffing, Inc. (FSS) is a nonprofit in Atlanta,GA, that provides companies with a socially responsible alternative to typical staffing agencies, while offering meaningful employment opportunities for individuals with barriers to employment, including the homeless, veterans, the disabled and those with criminal backgrounds. Along with job placements, FSS also provides supportive services such as transportation, coaching, and uniforms. FSS currently places 220 people in job assignments each day. LEAF’s new loan will help them to expand their services to provide over 1,000 assignments per day, having a much greater impact on reducing homelessness in the Atlanta area.