“No matter what one thinks about the criminal-justice reform bills under consideration in Congress, most everyone agrees that people with criminal records who have served their time deserve a second chance. Sadly, that chance is too often out of reach—a problem businesses can help solve.
“Few things are as important for people trying to rejoin society as having a job. According to the Justice Department, more than 650,000 incarcerated individuals return to their communities every year, and after years behind bars they desperately need a chance to find personal fulfillment and provide for themselves and their families. But a combination of government restrictions and business hiring processes too often leave them with few, if any, opportunities for gainful employment.”