ASCEND 2020 Alumnae Barbara Jones CEO of Lillii RNB and Calvetta Phair CEO of ReferAll, LLC form teaming alliance to promote new technologies

This unique collaborative partnership will provide innovative workforce initiatives to create remote technical jobs, staffing support through a referral engagement program and STEM corporate and community events nationwide.
ATLANTA - March 30, 2020 - PRLog -- Ascend 2020 was created through a grant from JPMorgan Chase's Small Business Forward initiative. The initiative supports small businesses with the potential to grow, to offer quality employment, and to create economic opportunity for vulnerable populations and their communities. In Atlanta, (where Ms. Jones and Ms. Phair met attending Cohorts I and II incubators respectively to complete their tech products); the grant went to the Morehouse College Entrepreneurship Center and Techsquare Labs, a startup hub with a focus on diversity and inclusion.

Barbara Jones, CEO of Lillii RNB, Inc. founded the company in 2013 and it's one of the top System Integrators in the Retail Industry. Lillii RNB, Inc. is a retail IT Product and Services company providing System Integration, Staff Augmentation and Merchandise Returns management for Retailers. "Our client's need for POS developers as well as technical positions have increased tremendously. The teaming alliance with Calvetta will provide the recruitment for our company through her innovative referral staffing platform, ReferAll," states Ms. Jones.

Calvetta Phair, CEO of ReferAll, LLC, founded the company in 2019. Based on Ms. Phair's staffing experience, she found that over 45% of employee hires resulted from referrals. "Referred candidates offer longevity and higher morale in a company – yet companies still spend more money on job boards instead of employee referral programs," states Ms. Phair. Therefore, Ms. Phair created ReferAll accompanied with a 'social enterprise' component to provide free online job resources, and STEM-related community and corporate events to assist in employee engagement programs with empowering individuals through robust career fairs.

Both companies are currently in ASCEND 2020 Cohort III which will provide market launch assistance for both products and strategies for winning federal and corporate procurement opportunities. The alliance forms two distinctive companies following the path of true minority and women-owned business entrepreneurship. "I'm honored to work with Barbara and see our teaming arrangement as a game-changer for collaborating our service offerings. Our vision and focus are so in line with our passions and I'm excited about the outcome," states Ms. Phair. "We have been trying to find a recruiting partner who could help us not only provide staff augmentation for Retailers but also provide IT staffing for non-Retailers. The teaming agreement with ReferAll not only gives us this option, but also a much-needed additional revenue stream for Lillii RNB Inc. We are excited to work with Calvetta and the ReferAll team," states Ms. Jones.

Founded in 2013, Lillii RNB Inc., is one of the top System Integrators in the Retail Industry. Labeled "The New Kids on the Block" when referring to ORPOS System Integrators, our expertise also includes a very intimate piece of software, the Point of Sale system. With headquarters in Atlanta Georgia, Lillii RNB Inc., an Oracle Retail Gold Partner, we continue to work with Fortune 500 companies plus some of the Largest Retailers in the world - most of who, still own their ORPOS systems. Our team is made up of some of the original members of 360Commerce, which is Oracle. Purchased in 2004, our POS was renamed to Oracle Retail Point of Sale or ORPOS.

The ReferAll staffing app is currently piloting the Minimum Viable Product (MVP) for streamlining the referral recruitment process and is an online extension of America's Workforce Solution (AWS) 'social-enterprise' business model of human-resource service offerings. ReferAll, LLC services are provided nationwide and all contract engagements include a 'Community Giving Back Program' to provide STEM education and career alternatives via The On It Foundation – a national 501 (c)(3) public charitable non-profit. Both companies work in tandem as a 'social enterprise' GREEN and sustainability model. http://www.ReferAll.US

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