The Tribune Star highlighted Honest Jobs' efforts to reach people in correctional facilities
Updated: Mar 14
Honest Jobs is the nation leading fair-chance employment network, and it's free for job seekers to sign up. Reaching people who are incarcerated enables them to have a head start on their job search, and to feel more hopeful for their future post-release.
“We match people with opportunities,” said Harley Blakeman, Founder & CEO of Honest Jobs, adding that both an applicant’s job skills and their criminal records are taken into consideration. “When they come home, they have a plan.”
One of the ways Honest Jobs reaches people who are still incarcerated is via Securus tablets in facilities. The Honest Jobs pre-release app is currently on Securus tablets in 8 correctional facilities, with an expected expansion to 600,000 Securus tablets nationwide this spring.
“When we engaged with Honest Jobs it was a natural fit. We partnered together to add the free job search tool on our tablets to give incarcerated individuals visibility to second-chance employers so they can prepare for applying and interviewing once released.” - Alisha James, senior Vice President and general manager of the Post-Incarceration Business Unit at Aventiv (Securus)
Learn more about how Honest Jobs helps people prepare for reentry in Indiana and beyond: https://www.tribstar.com/indiana/news/indepth-website-offers-some-a-second-chance/article_e8515311-e2b7-556b-81e2-329c55b3b9dd.html