Today, one in three American’s has a criminal record, with five million formerly incarcerated Americans living in the United States, many of whom are non-violent drug offenders. Their journeys back into the community are staggering and in a competitive job market, finding work becomes difficult for those with a criminal past. They experience an unemployment rate that is five times higher than the average American and 60-70% remain unemployed one year after their release.
CEO Daniel Yanisse will discuss why fair chance is not only the right thing to do but the smart business move. Checkr has unblocked 1.5 million candidates in 2020, putting them back in the job pool to get employment, and has a goal of 3 million in 2021. Daniel will explain: • Why fair chance matters • How fair chance recruitment strategies is a smart business move • How expungements could help even more job candidates