Why You Should Actively Recruit
Formerly-Incarcerated Individuals

Massive Talent Pool

Roughly 9% of the U.S. workforce has a felony criminal record with an additional estimated 626,000 people coming come from jail and prison every year. These individuals are willing and determined to find sustainable employment so that they can rebuild their lives. 

Loyal Employees

Numerous studies have shown that formerly incarcerated employees stay longer with the companies who hire them. Additionally, a study conducted by the U.S. Military discovered that soldiers with criminal records were promoted more quickly and to higher ranks. 

Strategic Sourcing

Through strategic partnerships with Probation and Parole Departments, Honest Jobs is able to provide a continuous and predictable labor supply of men and women coming home from incarceration anywhere in the U.S. 

Work Opportunity
Tax Credits

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal program that offers employers the opportunity to earn thousands of dollars in tax credits for each eligible, formerly incarcerated individual they hire.

Free Federal Bonding

The Federal Bonding Program (FBP) protects employers against losses caused by acts of newly hired, formerly incarcerated employees. The free program offered by the US Department of Labor significantly reduces risk by covering the first six months of employment at no cost to the job applicant or the employer.