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First Step Staffing

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

First Step Staffing is a job training program based in Atlanta, GA that was founded in 2006. As of 2019 they had $41 million in revenue and $17 million in assets.

First Step's mission is to end homelessness by helping men, women and families develop a reliable source of income. We accomplish the mission with two programs. First Step Staffing provides jobs to individuals who can work. First Step Benefits fast-tr...

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Program areas at First Step Staffing

First Step Staffing, an Alternative Staffing Organization, is designed to serve men and women who are ready and motivated to work but face barriers to employment. First Step Staffing contracts with businesses and directly employs men and women who have experienced homelessness, veterans, and returning citizens to fill these contract jobs. To help our clients successfully re-enter the job market and support job retention, First Step provides training, job coaching, transportation assistance to/from work, and any necessary uniforms, tools, or equipment. First Step has had a powerful impact on individuals' lives and in the community. Since being founded in Atlanta in 2007, First Step Staffing has helped thousands of individuals re-enter the workforce in its three current locations (Atlanta, Nashville, and Philadelphia) and paid millions in earned wages. In 2018, First Step employed over 5,500 men and women with barriers to employment and paid over $34 million in wages.

First Step Disability Services was implemented to help men and womenwith severe disabilities access Social Security Disability Income (SSI)and Medicaid. Prior to First Step Disability Services, only 19% ofhomeless people who applied for disability were approved. In contrast,over 80% of First Step's clients are approved and in an average of 4-12 months (compared to 3 - 5 years in Georgia). First Step DisabilityServices has secured Social Security Disability income for over 1,600participants and they have a combined annual income of over$12,800,000.

Form 990s for First Step Staffing

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-12Jan 17, 2020990View PDF
2017-12Nov 15, 2018990View PDF
2016-12Oct 13, 2017990View PDF
2015-12Mar 7, 2017990View PDF
2014-12Jan 15, 2016990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for First Step Staffing

Total grants, contributions, etc.$2,338,553
Program services$39,112,244
Investment income and dividends$6,840
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$41,457,637

Vendors for First Step Staffing

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Google IncSoftware2020-03-17
██████Fundraising software; Payment processing2020-03-03
█████████Content management system software2020-03-03
███████ ███ ███████ ███Tax accounting2020-01-17
███ ███Accounting$127,4602018-12-01
████ █████ ███ ██████████Grant Consulting$84,2622017-12-01

Personnel at First Step Staffing

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Dave ShafferChief Executive Officer$294,004Aug. 11, 2019
Amelia NickersonVice President of Development and Community Relations-Aug. 11, 2019
████ ██████Vice President Business Development-Aug. 11, 2019
█████ ██████Executive Director-Aug. 11, 2019
███████ ██████Operations Director-Aug. 11, 2019
█████ ██████Operations Director - Community Outreach-Dec. 16, 2017
█████████ ████████Manager Disability Services-Aug. 11, 2019
█████ ██████General Manager$139,228Dec. 16, 2017
██████ ███████Treasurer$0Aug. 11, 2019
████ █████Chairman$0Aug. 11, 2019
...and four more key personnel

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