Aug 01

Emanuel proposes bid incentive to boost hiring of ex-offenders

From Chicago Sun Times

“City construction contract000001secondchancebutton-smaller_0ors who hire and train ex-offenders seeking to turn their lives around would get a leg up on future city business, under a bid incentive proposed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel Wednesday aimed at fighting crime with jobs.”

“Former Mayor Richard M. Daley was a champion of so-called “Second Chance” programs in hopes that reducing sky-high unemployment in inner-city neighborhoods could reduce the number of repeat offenders and, thereby, reduce the bloodbath on Chicago streets.”

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