New City Program Pays Employers To Hire Ex-OffendersMayor Jim Kenney put half-a-million dollars in the city budget for the pilot. Now he wants employers to get on board.
Job Fair Aims To Employ Youth With Troubled PastRoughly 50 to 75 percent of ex-offenders in Philadelphia remain unemployed up to a year after their release. A North Philadelphia non-profit is working with the toughest of the group to employ the youth.
Philadelphia Inmates To Grow Produce While Learning HorticultureThe Philadelphia Prison System project will give prisoners -- or, as Mayor Michael Nutter refers to them, clients -- the green jobs training and skills they need to reenter society one day.
New Web Site Helps Phila. Ex-Offenders Return To Productive Life There's a bold new tool to help those getting out of prison make the transition to law-abiding citizen.
Local Group Makes Final Preparations For Re-Do Of Ex-Offender Job FairCity officials are making final preparations to re-do its job fair for Philadelphia ex-offenders, less than two weeks after a similar event was shut down because of the huge turnout.
Philadelphia Urges Businesses To Hire Ex-Offenders"This study shows that there has to be a real partnership, that people have to give people a second chance," said Mayor Michael Nutter.
City Council Votes To Ban 'The Box'Philadelphia City Council today gave final approval to new restrictions on the questions employers can ask of job applicants about possible prior criminal records.