Second Chance Hiring

The Manufacturing Institute’s work to grow the modern manufacturing workforce features new efforts to promote and educate companies about Second Chance Hiring.

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One-in-four Americans currently possess a criminal record. Without second chance opportunities, many in this sizable talent pool are excluded from the workforce, needlessly leaving them on the sidelines as employers search for candidates who can fill skills gaps.

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 webinars, case studies, research and more, the Manufacturing Institute is helping manufacturers navigate second chance hiring.

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.

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The Case for Second Chance Hiring

This guide is designed to give industry the tools needed to explore and implement Second Chance hiring practices. This resource offers perspectives and rationale on why implementing Second Chance hiring may be a good fit for your company, including the business case, the value to employees and customers, and your community impact.

Resource Guide

Retention and Advancement

Second Chance Hiring Resource Guide This guide is designed to give manufacturers the tools needed to explore and implement Second…

Community Partnership Scorecard

The community partnership scorecard is designed to help employers identify high-quality partners to refer and support candidates with past convictions.  While every company will have different needs and priorities, this tool provides baseline criteria to explore with prospective referral partners as companies make Second Chance hiring a more significant part of their talent strategy.

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Webinars

Webinar: Second Chance Hiring for Manufacturers

Overview On June 10, The Manufacturing Institute held a webinar on second chance hiring for manufacturers. The webinar featured experts who discussed the business case and best practices for second chance hiring, as well as focused on key steps leading…

Webinar: Second Chance Hiring In Your Community

Overview On September 8th, The Manufacturing Institute held a webinar on second chance hiring for manufacturers. The webinar featured experts who discussed best practices for second chance hiring, as well as focused on the roles that community-based organizations play in…

Case Studies

Case Study: Second Chance Hiring – Talan Products

Overview Talan Products, Inc. is committed to creating opportunities for returning citizens to gain access to well-paying manufacturing jobs complete with benefits and the potential for career advancement. To that end, President and co-owner Pete Accorti has been highly engaged…

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Contact

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