1. Business Group Becomes ‘Critical Friend’ to Springfield Schools - BusinessWest

    Business Group Becomes ‘Critical Friend’ to Springfield Schools - BusinessWest

    Trisha Canavan tells the story often, and for a reason — it resonates with everyone who hears it.  United Personnel, the staffing agency she serves as president and CEO, used to make candidates for jobs in warehousing and manufacturing, two of the company’s strongest niches, take and pass what she called a “basic math test” before they could be considered for placement with a client.

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    1. This was a very, very basic math-skills test, fourth- or fifth-grade level if I had to guess.
    2. I was very, very struck by the inequities that exist.
    3. We're not getting the information, and we can't even agree to the fact there's a problem.
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