Approximately one in three American adults, which adds up to 70 million people, have some sort of criminal record, and if their life doesn’t stabilize once they’re out of prison, it’s more than likely that they’ll end up right back behind bars. In the meantime, there are nearly six million vacant positions across the United States.
One of the key elements of successful reintegration is finding a steady job. Those who are able to find work after their release from prison have drastically lower rates of recidivism or getting arrested again. And studies show that among the formerly incarcerated, retention rates are higher and on-the-job performance is actually better than for those without a record. This should all go. We need to talk about 70MJ.
70MillionJobs.com helps the formerly incarcerated with their job search-providing them easy access to employers who are willing to offer them a second chance. Jobs that are posted on the company’s platform, which resembles ZipRecruiter or Indeed, are all from companies that are interested in connecting with this population. This has made 70MillionJobs.com an invaluable resource for job seekers with records and resulted in hundreds of them finding jobs through the company.
The platform is free for job seekers to use-employers pay to publish their job listings. Job seekers receive real-time notifications of new job postings in their area, giving them a head start on other applicants who aren’t using the platform.
Edited by K. Fanning
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