Report: Closing the Skills Gap and Opening More Doors: Connecting Workers with Criminal Histories to Jobs in New York City’s High Growth Sectors
National H.I.R.E. Network
Jun 27, 2016

Closing the Skills Gap and Opening More Doors, a new report that breaks new ground by combining labor market forecasts for New York City and New York State with information about barriers to employment for individuals with criminal records. It summarizes the challenges faced by workers with prior justice involvement. It provides detailed explanations of New York City and State protections for workers with criminal records. It offers practical guidance regarding how workforce developers and other stakeholder can remove employment barriers. Finally, it sets forth recommendations on how to address the substantial barriers that keep this population un- and underemployed.”

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