Category Archive: Reentry and Employment

Mar 07

Could ‘ban the box’ find bipartisan support in North Carolina?

From the Raleigh North Carolina News & Observer By Will Doran wdoran@newsobserver.com RALEIGH Every year, tens of thousands of North Carolinians find themselves readjusting to life as convicted criminals, adding to the population of people whose record makes it difficult to find legitimate work. Now, a group of state legislators is trying to make it …

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Mar 04

Download free software from NASA

    “NASA released a catalog yesterday packed with free software products that startups and academics can use to build companies in sectors like autonomy and data processing without any royalty or copyright fees. NASA’s Technology Transfer oversaw the release that includes a wide ranging portfolio of applications in sectors such as propulsion, data and image processing, …

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Mar 02

Bevin Launches Pilot Project Developing Work Skills for Prisoners

WKMS By the Associated Press and Matt Markgraf Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration is starting a pilot project aimed at making sure more of Kentucky’s prisoners get the skills needed to find jobs once they’re released. The initiative is called “Justice to Journeyman.” It will put inmates on track to earn credentials in skilled trades that …

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Feb 27

Three Organizations File Amicus Brief with NY State’s Highest Court in Case Affecting Criminal Record Employment Discrimination by Third Parties

Legal Action Center By Abigail Woodworth Last Thursday, The Legal Action Center, Community Service Society of New York and NELA/NY (the New York affiliate of the National Employment Lawyers Association) jointly filed an amicus brief with the New York State Court of Appeals in the case of Griffin v. Sirva, Inc. et al. Several organizations …

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Feb 26

Lots of People Donate Their Cars, but This Owner Donated His Auto Repair Shop

NPR https://www.npr.org/player/embed/514491838/517305364 By Mary Rose Madden Down Baltimore’s Greenmount Avenue, across from a hair braiding salon and a crab shack, the lights for the One Stop Auto Shop flash around the clock, much like shop owner Jerry Greeff’s work ethic. Greeff has been putting in his last days after working with cars for more than …

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