Updated: Apr 27
The Responsible Business Initiative for Justice (RBIJ) launched a groundbreaking coalition called the Workforce and Justice Alliance (WJA) to help deliver criminal justice reform across the country. Honest Jobs is proud to be part of the alliance, along with MOD Pizza, Georgia-Pacific, Kelly Services, Checkr, Televerde, Small Business Majority, and CleanTurn.
1 in 3 Americans have a criminal record and 19 million have a felony conviction. Mass incarceration is a huge driver of inequality, as the justice system disproportionately impacts People of Color, the LGBTQ+ community, people with disabilities or mental illness, and people living in poverty. Barriers to employment perpetuate existing discrimination and disadvantages.
"The ongoing labor shortage continues to hamper hiring and companies across the country struggle to fill more than 11 million open jobs," says the RBIJ.
Fair-chance hiring offers a tangible way to move the needle on talent pipelines and DEI commitments.
Join Honest Jobs and the rest of the WJA to provide fair opportunities to over 70 million Americans. Visit Honest Jobs to get started: www.honestjobs.com
To read more about the Workforce and Justice Alliance - https://www.responsiblebusinessinitiative.org/workforce-justice-alliance