Hiring People with a Criminal Record – Why it is the Smart Business Decision

90-minute Workshops

Day 2

Session Code: S2-H
When: April 17, 2019
Location/Room: M 101 AB
Level: Intermediate
Track: Government
Presenters: Emily Baxter, We Are All Criminals  |  Jacquelyn Carpenter, Twin Cities R!SE  |  Kevin Lindsey, Minnesota Humanities Center


Millions of jobs in the United States are waiting to be filled. Employers seeking to get ahead of their competition are expanding their recruiting efforts to strategically pursue individuals with criminal records. What you need to know about the criminal justice system, collateral consequences, and programs available to support re–entry, so that you make the smart business decision for your company.

Learning Outcomes
  • Understand the collateral consequences to disenfranchised communities, employers, and others.
  • Understand the experience of employers who have hired individuals with criminal records.
  • Understand available tools and programs, and legal compliance of ban-the-box and anti-discrimination laws.

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