Benefits of Hiring People with Criminal Records
Reduced turnover: Employees with criminal records tend to stay on the job and remain loyal to employers who hire them.
Increased engagement: Many employees with criminal records want to succeed, determined not to return to prison or their previous lifestyle.
Recently acquired skills: Some prisons, reentry services, and diversion programs offer job training to increase employment opportunities for individuals with criminal records.
Tax credits: Employers can receive up to $9,600 for each individual with a criminal record they hire. For more information on an application and eligibility, see: https://www.doleta.gov/business/incentives/oppta