Tag: Fair Chance Employment
Fast Company: Employers like Ben & Jerry’s must help create real first chances to prevent incarceration
Unlock Potential, a first chance hiring program built by the Responsible Business Initiative for Justice with help from Ben & Jerry’s, will give career opportunities to those most likely to end up incarcerated.
Among these, Ben & Jerry’s today announced its participation in Unlock Potential, a first of its kind employment program for young people who are most vulnerable. According to the creators of the program, this initiative will enable “hiring to advance racial equity, recruit the next generation of corporate leaders, and help disrupt the poverty-to-prison pipeline.”
What Persevere did is say: ‘Here’s this opportunity for you to have a second chance,’” something that Mark’s society–our society–often fails in, even, or especially, after the rehabilitation of prison.
Persevere Featured in the New York Times: Ex-Prisoners Face Headwinds as Job Seekers, Even as Openings Abound
An estimated 60 percent of those leaving prison are unemployed a year later. But after a push for “second-chance hiring,” some programs show promise.