Friday, July 29, 2011

A Competitive Advantage to Hiring Ex-Offenders

Over the last 13 years, I've seen how ex-offenders provide a unique and untapped talent base for business. This short segment on PBS's News Hour shows how WeRecycle in Westchester County has been able to partner with the Bard Prison Initiative to identify and hire excellent ex-offender employees.

And when businesses hire ex-offenders, not only do they get a high-quality employee but they also help to save society money by reducing recidivism.

Watch the full episode. See more PBS NewsHour.

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