Community is at the root of the Back on My Feet mission and thus when searching for employment partners, Back on My Feet seeks out employers equally as committed to community building. Since 2015, we’ve partnered with  Allied Universal (AU), a national corporation providing integrative security solutions to businesses across the country.  AU has been committed over the past 2 years, to hiring Back on My Feet members that our program directly refers to them. In July, we met with Dana Sedlik, Regional Recruiter from Allied Universal, to learn more about how Back on My Feet’s unique mission fits into Allied Universal’s commitment to community-based employment.

Dana shared that her knowledge of Back on My Feet is longstanding and began with her own passion for running. As a Regional Recruiter at Allied Universal, Dana helps AU identify qualified applicants and works with various community partners, such as Back on My Feet, Job Corps, and Jevs Human Services.  Through their commitment to programs such as BoMF, Allied Universal “reinvests in the local community”.

Allied Universal is committed to Philadelphia’s local economy and the jobs that Dana helps fill are all local and accessible (97% of their positions are accessible via public transit). This local investment paired with AU’s commitment to quality benefits and wages for their employees makes Allied Universal the ideal partner for Back on My Feet members seeking employment.

The skills that AU seeks in their employees are skills that are cultivated and apparent in the Back on My Feet program.  Dana iterated that Allied Universal doesn’t specifically require a background in security, but rather in customer service. She is seeking an employee that is “a team player, with a good personality. Someone committed to teamwork.”  Since partnering with Back on My Feet in 2015, Allied Universal has proudly hired 5 Back on My Feet members, including our alumnus Nate  as well as Niché, who was initially hired as part-time but was quickly promoted to full-time due to her success with AU, and Dean who was hired and promoted within his first month. We are confident that as our partnership with Allied Universal continues to grow, so will these success stories.

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