Join The Manufacturing Institute on Wednesday, September 8th at 2 PM EDT for a webinar on Second Chance Hiring in Your Community. The discussion will teach you how to incorporate Second Chance hiring into your talent acquisition strategy by developing partnerships with reentry and workforce organizations supporting people returning from incarceration.
This program will be directly targeted to an audience of manufacturing and community leaders like yourself—those who have an interest in starting, enhancing or sustaining their current second chance hiring efforts.
What You’ll Learn
The webinar will feature experts from across the country who will share best practices in the roles that community-based organizations play in supporting an employer’s ability to hire and retain this population.
America’s economic future requires an all-of-the-above workforce strategy. With over 500,000 job openings currently in manufacturing, finding and recruiting talent continues to be a top concern for manufacturers. Manufacturers are well-positioned to lead in welcoming people into their workforce who are ready and willing to develop their skills and seize the second chance for a promising career.
Where do I start: Community-Based Partnerships
- Explore how to incorporate Second Chance hiring into your talent acquisition strategy by developing partnerships with reentry and workforce organizations supporting people returning from incarceration. This session will provide an overview of community-based partnerships and how you can incorporate them in to your second chance hiring program.
- Salomon Moreno-Rosa, Principal, Envoy
- Matt Joyce, Envoy
- Cassi Zumbiel, Director of Workforce Initiatives, The Manufacturing Institute
Round Robin: Community Partnership Spotlight
Individual Supports: Cincinnati
- Individual supports are essential to success in hiring and retaining individuals from the second chance population. Cincinnati Works and Beacon of Hope directly address the barriers that individuals will face, while also partnering with employers in how to address them.
- Rayshun Holt, Beacon of Hope Business Alliance – Program Director, Cincinnati Works
Workplace Readiness: Houston
- Learning work readiness skills is essential before entering a new career. Hear how this unique program teaches those skills and how they translate into a successful placement with an employer.
- Bryan Kelley, CEO, Prison Entrepreneurship Program
Employer Engagement: Minnesota
- Hear how The Redemption Project works with corporate partners willing to mentor individuals while they are still incarcerated and provide these individuals with meaningful employment opportunities upon their release.
- Dwight Tostenson, CEO, The Redemption Project
Direct Placement: Charlotte
- Direct hiring is the traditional model of hiring but has unique considerations when engaging with the second chance hiring population. Learn how you can receive employee recruitment, training, and retention services through a partnership with a community-based organization.
- Patrice Funderburg, Executive Director, Center for Community Transitions
Transitional Hiring: Nationwide
- CEO connects individuals to employment through a crew staffing model. Learn more about transitional hiring and if it is the right model for your company.
- Brittany Murrey, Director of Workforce Advisory Services – Inclusive Hiring, Center for Employment Opportunities
Employer Implementation Case Study: Toyotetsu Texas
- Totyotetsu Texas are leaders in second chance hiring in San Antonio. Utilizing their community partners to find success, their hires are shown to be more productive and have a higher retention rate.
- Leslie Cantu, Assistant Vice President of Administration, Toyotetsu Texas
- SHRM Foundation’s Getting Talent Back to Work initiative is leading the way to reduce barriers and build bridges to employment for people with criminal records, believing strongly in the power of HR in building diverse and inclusive workplaces that deliver value to people and business. During this session, hear about SHRM Foundations recently released data on Getting Talent Back to Work.
- Wendi Safstrom, Executive Director, SHRM Foundation
- Carolyn Lee, Executive Director, The Manufacturing Institute
You must register in advance to join attend the virtual event. Join the virtual event from your web browser at 2:00 PM ET on September 8th.
Tips for Attending
- Be an active participant – ask questions, answer polls, engage in chat
- Share – post reactions, resources and more on social media using the hashtag #SecondChanceWorkforce
- Invite others within your network
About the Second Chance Program
Partnering with Stand Together, and with a grant from the Charles Koch Institute, the Manufacturing Institute is enabling industry to grow the modern manufacturing workforce while closing the opportunity gap. Through roundtable discussions, webinars, C-suite leadership events, case studies and research, the Manufacturing Institute is helping manufacturers navigate second chance hiring and best practices.
If you are interested in learning about second chance hiring, register today.