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The Dollars and Sense of Fair Chance Hiring

Here’s how fair chance hiring can reduce recidivism, lower taxpayer costs, make communities safer, and help reduce labor shortages in Florida.

“Unemployment is the Number 1 predictor of recidivism–the return back to prison.”

Scott Peyton, Right on Crime

Businesses across America are dealing with workforce shortages, supply chain chaos, and retention challenges. Nationwide, there are more job openings than people applying.

Meanwhile, thousands of formerly incarcerated Floridians who have served their time struggle to find employment upon reentry to their communities. The lack of opportunity to be hired in a stable job takes a toll on Florida families and its economy.

These are organizations and people that can bring in the training, and the teachers, and the curriculums, and the credentialing, and the certifications, and the jobs.”

Erica Averion, FFCE

The Dollars and Sense of Fair Chance Hiring

View this Right On Crime Employer Forum video to see Florida businesses and thought leaders come together to explore the dollars and sense of fair chance hiring and what this strategy means for Florida’s economy.