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Industry Leader First Advantage Partners with Housing and Employment-Focused Non-Profit

Background Screening Provider Teams Up with Shelters to Shutters to Ease Employment Search for Those Experiencing Homelessness

First Advantage, a global leader in background check and drug screening solutions, today announced a new partnership with Shelters to Shutters, a non-profit organization that transitions individuals and families out of homelessness to economic self-sufficiency. Through this relationship, First Advantage will provide discounted background screens to Shelters to Shutters candidates and support the organization through ongoing donations and volunteerism.

A 501(c)(3) organization, Shelters to Shutters works with apartment management companies across the country to help find employment and housing opportunities for individuals experiencing homelessness. Shelters to Shutters focuses on the 80 percent of the homeless population who are situationally homeless due to a life-altering event such as job loss, medical or health emergency, divorce, domestic abuse or the loss of a primary income earner, despite having marketable job skills and eagerness to work.

As part of the joint commitment, Shelters to Shutters has invited First Advantage Chief Human Resource Officer Michael Pilnick to serve as a member of their city advisory board. Members of the First Advantage Human Resources team recently volunteered at a Shelters to Shutters hiring event in Atlanta, where candidates received resume and soft skills training before being invited to interview with area multifamily housing partners.

“We are thrilled to be able to partner with an organization that works to bring both career and residential opportunities to those in need,” said Pilnick. “As a global leader in innovative solutions for hiring the best talent and keeping our communities safe, we are uniquely positioned to truly have a direct positive impact on the mission of Shelters to Shutters.”