Hiring the Formerly Incarcerated Benefits All Americans

Employers registered with WhenPeopleWork consider an individual's qualifications first, and not his or her record.
Sep 16, 2016 8:10 AM ET

Employers registered with WhenPeopleWork consider an individual's qualifications first, and not his or her record. As a result, everyone benefits. Employers get loyal and hardworking individuals. Employees get a job that fulfills their potential. WhenPeopleWork provides a simple, fair, transparent and reliable process for employers and employees that matches potential candidates with jobs based on training, skills and experience.

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"Around 70 million Americans have some sort of criminal record. It means millions of Americans have difficulty even getting their foot in the door to try to get a job, much less actually hang on to that job. That's bad for not only those individuals—it's bad for our economy; it's bad for the communities that desperately need more role models who are gainfully employed. So we've got to make sure Americans who've paid their debt to society can earn their second chance."

— President Barack Obama

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Advancing a Federal Fair Chance Hiring Agenda

About When People Work 
WhenPeopleWork.com is an online employment matching system that aligns formerly incarcerated individuals—as well as prisoners on track to be released—with employers who are open to hiring individuals who have a criminal record. The program, available to job seekers and employers free of charge, is committed to helping formerly incarcerated people assimilate back into society through meaningful jobs and careers.

One of the most distinctive features of the WhenPeopleWork system is its ability to create ongoing social-impact measurements and analytics, which are essential for government policy makers. The research data will allow public-sector participants to measure and evaluate their investment in prisoner re-entry employment in terms of the program’s success.

The company will pledge up to 10 percent of all pre-tax profit derived from WhenPeopleWork to programs and organizations dedicated to assisting incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people and their families, including programs for prisoner education, public defense, restorative justice, and criminal justice reform.

When People Work
817 Broadway, 4th floor
New York, N.Y. 10003

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