By Tim Kowols
Even with hundreds of thousands of college graduates set to hit job market following their graduations this month, employers are struggling to find people to fill their jobs. Hiring barriers such as a lack of experience or a degree, criminal records, and salary histories are forcing many able-bodied workers to sit on the sidelines. Sandy Duckett from We Are Hope, Inc. says that puts some of the blame on employers as well.
We Are Hope’s Moving Forward program, which assists incarcerated men and women re-entering the workforce, recently had 17 clients fill out 175 different job postings. The effort only garnered 19 in-person interviews, but it did produce 10 hires.