Category Archive: Employment Roundup

May 26

PBS Documentary ‘First Degree’ to Air in June

First Degree takes viewers inside the Sing Sing maximum security prison and offers a unique window into a college behind bars. Although First Degree is primarily an intimate portrait of three people confined at Sing Sing who discover the transformative power of higher education, their stories are emblematic of larger challenges facing our society. Since the launch …

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May 25

Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives to Help Chambers Implement Fair Hiring Practices in their Communities

By CSG Justice Center staff The Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE), in partnership with the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, has been awarded a $500,000 contract to help support businesses in hiring people with criminal records. The proposal was selected by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance and the …

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May 17

Three Arizona State Prisons Plan to Add Employment Centers to Help Soon-To-Be Released Inmates Find Jobs

Havasu News By Jenna Aronson PHOENIX – Jude Garcia spent three and half years behind bars for armed robbery and aggravated assault. He left prison with the clothes he wore when he was incarcerated, $100 and no job. “I applied close to 50 jobs after I was released, but no one would hire me because …

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May 02

Integrating Corrections and Workforce Systems to Match Jobseekers to Employment Services: The IRES Pilot Project

Hosted by the National Reentry Resource Center, with funding support from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance Date: Wednesday, May 31 Time: 2–3:30 p.m. ET Of the more than 2.3 million people incarcerated in correctional facilities across the United States and, more than 90 percent will eventually return to their communities. Employment is …

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May 01

Register for Webinar: From the Correctional System to the Workforce—How State Policies Can Support Re-Entry

Hosted by the National Skills Coalition In this webinar, presenters from the National Skills Coalition, the CSG Justice Center, the Center for Employment Opportunities, and Washburn Tech University will discuss opportunities for supporting people with criminal records under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The webinar will include examples of how states have incorporated …

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May 01

Call for Participants: Study on Workplace Performance of People with Criminal Records

Dave’s Killer Bread Foundation is currently inviting employers to participate in a research study designed to better understand the workplace performance of people with criminal records. The case study will analyze data related to the tenure and performance of employees with and without criminal records so that it can compare their outcomes over time. Employee data …

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May 01

Second Chance Summit: Seattle

Hosted by Dave’s Killer Bread Foundation Focusing on employment for people with criminal records, this event will feature testimonials from employers and employees, as well as interactive panel discussions on topics such as getting leadership buy-in for employing people with criminal records; common misconceptions about employing and insuring people with criminal backgrounds; and best practices in hiring. …

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Apr 07

U.S. Senator Johnson Introduces Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to ‘Ban the Box’ for Federal Hiring

U.S. Senator Ron Johnson U.S. Senators Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) today introduced the Fair Chance Act, which would prohibit federal employers and contractors from asking a job applicant about his or her criminal history until the final stages of the interview process. The bipartisan bill is being introduced in the House of …

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Apr 04

Apply Now: The U.S. Department of Labor Reentry Projects

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is seeking applications from community-based organizations and intermediary organizations to plan and implement comprehensive reentry programs for adults and young adults, with a focus on improving employment outcomes. ETA is seeking proposed strategies for addressing reentry challenges, including trying new approaches, addressing gaps in services, building or …

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Apr 03

Register for Webinar: How States are Innovating with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

Hosted by The Council of State Governments Date: Tuesday, May 9 Time: 2–3 p.m. ET This webinar will provide an overview of workforce development initiatives in the states, including a high-level summary of state plans for implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, or WIOA. Experts on WIOA will provide state examples of both …

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