Please join us on June 11 to hear from businesses, entrepreneurs, and nonprofits building innovative programs that give inmates and ex-offenders the training and support they need to join the workforce. This is the live version of America Working Forward, a business magazine that brings readers inside the prisons, job sites, and training facilities that are unlocking the potential of this hidden workforce.
This work has never been more important. Every year, more than 600,000 ex-offenders return to society. At the same time, employers are struggling to fill at least 7.5 million open positions. We have people without jobs, and jobs without people. With the right support, formerly incarcerated individuals can fill many of these jobs and reduce the risk that they’ll return to prison.
The U.S. Chamber Foundation is honored to bring these powerful stories to Washington. I hope you can join us for a special event that features just a few of the amazing people you and other readers will meet in the pages of Americas Working Forward.