BONDS4JOBS

The US Department of Labor (USDOL) created the Federal Bonding Program (FBP) in 1966. The FBP has been successfully providing fidelity bonds to employers, giving them access to job seekers and opening doors of opportunity. Thousands of employers across the country have integrated the Federal Bonding Program into their hiring practices – industries that support our […]

4 smart practices for hiring formerly incarcerated Philadelphians

4 smart practices for hiring formerly incarcerated Philadelphians

By Danielle Corcione / CONTRIBUTOR One in every six Philadelphians have been incarcerated. And according to a recent American Civil Liberties Union report, 75 percent of formerly incarcerated people struggle with employment a year after release. In a city with an estimated population of 1.5 million, that means at least 187,500 Philadelphians in this group could be struggling with employment. On […]

Henry E. Hudson: Little-known tax breaks can help former prisoners rebuild their lives

Henry E. Hudson: Little-known tax breaks can help former prisoners rebuild their lives

One of the most formidable obstacles facing a person released from a state or federal prison is the dim prospects for workforce re-entry. Although many have impressive work histories, for those with minimal marketable skills it is a particularly daunting task. Along with perhaps the lingering effects of drug addiction and re-associating with the same […]

Hiring ex-offenders can bring benefits to employers, communities.

Each day, thousands of previously incarcerated men and women are released from our nation’s prisons, only to face an uphill battle when seeking employment because of their criminal history. Studies have continued to suggest that individuals with a criminal background who are unemployed are at a greater risk of re-offending compared to those without employment. […]

Federal Bonding Program

Federal Bonding Program

Employing Former Inmates Work opportunities provide hope and a chance for achieving success to newly released Federal inmates Employers are encouraged to participate in creating opportunities to help individuals become law-abiding, productive citizens. Many former inmates are willing to start in minimum wage jobs that offer a future. Here are three reasons why you should […]