Obtaining steady employment is a massive barrier for the more than 650,000 prisoners released in the U.S. every year.
Studies have found that more than half of returning citizens did not have steady employment eight months after their release. Unemployment raises the likelihood of someone reoffending. This means that those who are unable to find employment are likely to end up back in prison, thereby continuing a costly and harmful cycle.
The ARCH Business Network is a network of employers and business leaders that promote second chance employment and assists persons with criminal records to access jobs. We believe in the power of relationships and the strength of a well-educated public. As such, ARCH helps educate, provide resources, and equip business leaders interested in learning more about how to offer employment opportunities to returning citizens.
Are you an employer or a business owner looking to access a high-skilled, overlooked labor pool?
We are committed to fostering a mutually beneficial relationship where you and your organization get as much out of a partnership with ARCH as possible.
Returning citizens have paid their debt to society in terms of serving time in jail or prison yet continue to face monumental challenges in their reintegration back to their families and the larger community.
We commit to:
- Matching you with the right candidate
- Comprehensive employee coaching
- How to resolve conflict, plan for emergencies, and be a good employee
- Wrap around employer coaching
- How to apply for tax credits and anticipate issues with second chance employees
Interested in partnering with the ARCH Business Network? Let us know!
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