MaineWorks, LLC

Temp Agency

Portland, Maine

United States

maineworks.us

About MaineWorks, LLC

MaineWorks is a temporary staffing company providing meaningful work opportunities within the field of industrial construction. Their employees are generally in recovery from substance abuse, have previous drug or alcohol related felonies, come from low socio-economic backgrounds, are new Americans or Veterans - or face other real barriers to employment. Along with meaningful job placement, MaineWorks’ employees participate in a comprehensive needs evaluation through our WorkWell program so that they can be directed to appropriate social services within the community. They offer this unique resource to better the lives of their employees as well as convert them from tax burden to tax payer. 

Industrial Staffing. Socially Aware.

Recognizing that our for-profit company has profound social & economic impact, we want to align ourselves with like-minded companies doing for-profit work with a philanthropic ethos. It is key for socially-oriented companies to receive community and government recognition, exposure and support; becoming a B Corp embraces and promotes this ideal.

 

The Change We Seek™

The Great Depression of the 1930’s required sweeping social and employment change - our current and future National economy requires this same level of attention and innovation. MaineWorks was inspired by the creativity and urgency of FDR’s New Deal. MaineWorks seeks to raise awareness about the barriers to employment for millions of individuals - and provide real job opportunities as they reenter the community and workforce:
- felons
- veterans
- new Americans
- individuals in recovery from drugs or alcohol
- low socio-economic groups

MaineWorks is committed to a truly non-discriminatory workplace. As a proud B Corp member and as a member of the Alternative Staffing Alliance, MaineWorks strives to be a model for other companies and a catalyst for change nationally. By offering jobs that pay well, MaineWorks provides relief at both the individual and State level; real jobs move people from tax burden to tax payer.

 

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

December 2013
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

Environment

Environment

The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.

4
7
Workers

Workers

The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.

14
18
Customers

Customers

The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).

56
N/A
Community

Community

The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.

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17
Governance

Governance

The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

17
6
Overall B Score
114
55

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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Company Highlights: 

Governance: 100% of the company is owned by individuals from underrepresented populations;  Customers, community members, and employees are represented in the company's governing body

Workers: Provides jobs for people that face barriers to employment; 100% of the company is owned or formally reserved for full time workers.

Community: >40% of the management are minorities or women; Gave >5% of profits to charity last year