Employers are often unwilling to hire someone convicted of a crime.

Date: Jul 18, 2017 By: Transfuture

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Employers are often unwilling to hire someone convicted of a crime. That’s a problem — and it needs to change.

Employers can often be hesitant to hire someone with a criminal conviction. Unsubstantiated rumors of increased violence in the workplace, theft, or incompetence often stand in the way of giving someone with a record a chance. Yet employers that do hire formerly incarcerated individuals end up reaping the benefits: loyal employees with higher retention rates, tax benefits, and increased economic mobility for their staff.

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