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January 21, 2020

Efforts to remove questions about previous convictions from employment applications have little effect on recidivism, a new study finds.

Ryan Sherrand, an economics professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, examined data from states and jurisdictions tha...

January 21, 2020

The Facilities Technician’s role is to ensure that Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site’s facilities are safe, operational, well maintained, and suitable for all visitors and ESPHS staff. The Facilities Technician reports to the Facilities Maintenance Manager.

Resp...

January 21, 2020

"At Bank of America, we’re guided by a common purpose to help make financial lives better. We’re delivering on this through our responsible growth strategy with a focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) leadership. As part of this work, we develop strong pa...

January 21, 2020

Philadelphia’s Rebuild program has just announced this new pathway to union building trades apprenticeships that requires an online application by Feb 7th.  See details below.

The Rebuild program is cultivating a pre-screened, vetted applicant pool that Rebuild can draw...

January 17, 2020

Ayana Jones - January 14, 2020

A new effort is underway to encourage companies to employ ex-offenders at a time when one in three American adults has a criminal record.

Koch Industries has partnered with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) on the Getting Tal...

January 15, 2020

When Kimberly McGlonn was growing up in Milwaukee, her food activist father opened a healthy deli across the street from a KFC and her mother volunteered as a counselor at a local prison.

“While I had this really rich early childhood of activism and safety, I also have...

January 10, 2020

The Drexel University Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice is currently seeking applicants for our 9-week Community Health Worker Peer (CHWP)/Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) Training Academy. This program, sponsored by a grant from the Department of Justice Office...

January 3, 2020

This is the time of year that many building trades apprenticeship programs accept new applications.

The Plumbers, Steamfitters and Boilermaker’s and Carpenters Unions are all accepting applications, some only for a limited time in January 2020.  See information and lin...

December 20, 2019

Openings in the Transitional Employment Program

The Philadelphia Furniture Bank has several openings in our Transitional Employment Program. These are paid, part-time opportunities for people who have been out of the workforce for several reasons and need extra support...

December 17, 2019

New America has released a report that seeks to facilitate conversations around the potential of correctional post secondary education and/or job training programs as tools to mitigate the gap in skills and employment challenges for justice-involved individuals. In pre...

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