Second chance hiring

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A more inclusive way forward

Why can’t those with non-violent/non-relevant criminal history be given a second chance to play a contributing role in the workplace?

  • We realize blanket bans on criminal history don’t work, and we’re continuing our efforts around individualized criminal background assessments—opening more opportunities for those who deserve a second chance.
  • We’ve removed criminal history detail from our employment application.
  • We commissioned a national survey for Second Chances Month and found that Americans overwhelmingly support putting an end to discrimination against job seekers with criminal backgrounds.
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Source = Center for Economic and Policy Research

1 in 3

In the U.S., approximately 1 in 3 adults has a criminal history.

$80 billion

It costs the U.S. economy nearly $80 billion a year to exclude those with criminal histories from work opportunities.

Kelly 33 Second Chances Program

Your talent pool awaits

One in three (33%) working-age Americans has a criminal history. Some employers disregard this group. Others put them to work and improve their bottom lines.

Kelly 33 connects hiring managers with undiscovered talent looking for a second chance. Trust us…this is a talent pool that wants to work, and they present employers with a golden opportunity to staff up, improve retention and drive profitability.

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Our commitment is clear

At Kelly, we won’t rest until more barriers to workforce entry and advancement are undone. The result? A more inclusive workforce where brighter futures are widespread. This commitment requires long-term grit, new thinking, strong partnerships, and bold action.

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