Case Study Video Highlights How 4 Nonprofits Save on Unemployment with the Unemployment Services Trust

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UST has released a case study video featuring how four nonprofit members save on unemployment costs through careful administrative control and active unemployment claims management.

Kim Crawford from Life House Duluth shares how UST has helped her reduce operational expenses and enabled her to focus more energy on helping break the cycles that forced teens into homelessness.

I see UST as being a valuable business partner," said Tracy Garmer from the Council of Community Clinics which serves San Diego County, Calif. and several surrounding areas.

Unemployment Services Trust (UST) is pleased to announce the release of its first member case study video. Highlighting the individual stories of four nonprofits that have worked closely with UST to reduce unemployment costs and thereby further their individual missions, the video aims to help other nonprofits understand their unique unemployment administration options. In their own words, the members explain how nonprofits that work with the Trust are able to save on unemployment costs, opt out of the state unemployment tax system, and lower their operational expenses.

By discussing how the rate reductions and savings members receive helps them do more with their funding, the featured stories reflect the personalized partnership that the Trust prides itself in. Since being founded in 1983, UST has worked hard to provide the most effective unemployment solution possible, while simultaneously recognizing that each and every member is a unique organization with unique organizational goals. Because of that, UST has focused on fostering personal relationships with members.

Featuring members from across the country, the storytellers are:

  •     Larry Gershman, Ret. VP of Human Resources at Liberty Lutheran. Gershman’s Philadelphia-based organization helps care for the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of children, older adults and families by providing vital resources during life-changing situations.
  •     Tracy Garmer, Director of Human Resources at the Council of Community Clinics. Serving 16 member clinics operating over 100 sites in California’s San Diego, Imperial, and Riverside counties, CCC provides culturally and linguistically appropriate health, dental, mental health and other services to over 670,000 patients annually.
  •     Vinsen Faris, Executive Director of Meals on Wheels of Johnson & Ellis Counties. Helping homebound elderly and disabled Texans remain independent and healthy in their own homes by providing home-delivered meals and daily personal interactions, MOW serves nearly 3,000 needy persons per year and boasts a National Nutrition Certificate.
  •     Kim Crawford, Executive Director of Life House Duluth. As the only at-risk youth drop-in homeless center in all of Northern Minnesota, Life House serves 650 children between the ages of 14- 20 every year by offering hot meals, shelter and programs that help at-risk youth succeed in housing, jobs, school and health goals.

Watch the short case study video now.

Founded by nonprofits, for nonprofits, UST is the largest unemployment trust in the nation, providing a safe, cost-effective alternative to paying state unemployment taxes. Partnering with TALX, the nation’s largest HR, payroll, and workforce solutions provider, UST regularly saves nonprofit members money through dedicated oversight and unemployment cost management. Visit to request a savings evaluation and find out whether opting out of the state UI system is right for your 501(c)(3).

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