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Pioneer is honoring National Reentry Week by engaging in many activities including sharing success stories, speaking at local events and writing columns on reentry for the media. Our VP of treatment and Reentry, Steve Woolworth, shared two columns with the Tacoma News Tribune and the...

Seattle Times
By Jerry Large

Pioneer wants to make some noise in favor of progress after prison.

The core mission is helping people who’ve been incarcerated thrive once they are free. “Social acceptance is one of the biggest challenges we face,” Lee said this week. Pioneer has had decades of success getting clients into jobs, but it remains a challenge because of employer resistance to...

Today is International Women's Day and Pioneer is celebrating our women in manufacturing who work in every area of our three plants. Someone asked, “Do you really have women working in production?” The answer is, “YES WE DO!”

Back in 1985 a new team was showing up to work on Pioneer’s airplane cargo liner orders...

Pioneer’s Tacoma Residential Reentry Center was recently featured in the Seattle Times! Read full story below:

By Jennifer Sullivan
Seattle Times staff reporter

TACOMA — Seattle architect Eric Cobb knelt on the pavement, dangerously close to the rumbling tractor-...

We won! The Governor’s Committee on Disability Issues and Employment awarded Pioneer with the 2015 Large Non-Profit Employer of the Year Award. The 23rd Annual Washington State Governor’s Employer Award event was in Bellevue and Karen Lee, CEO and Mark Behrends, VP Pioneer Enterprises were there to accept the award.

As a social enterprise, Pioneer trains and employs people...

Watch Pioneer employees talk about the challenges and barriers they faced in finding work when they were released from prison. Listen to the conversations on why individuals who have served their time continue to be punished by society when they are released. Hear why employment and Ban the Box are such important steps to creating a successful reentry for the formerly incarcerated....

Pioneer is very proud of our manufacturing employees currently enrolled in the 4-year aerospace apprenticeship program that is offered in partnership with the Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee (AJAC). Read a few of their stories of experiencing success after prison here.

Men and women have the opportunity to...

Seattle Business magazine honored 19 top manufacturers in the state at its Washington Manufacturing Awards event at the Seattle Design Center. Pioneer Industries was proud to accept the award for the nonprofit sector. Pioneer Industries’ revenues have grown by more than 60 percent since 2011, and it has added more than 40 jobs to its workforce.

The event was attended by 280 members of the region’s...