Earlier this month, we attended the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance's workshop, "The Hidden Workforce", which focused on talent acquisition strategies that are inclusive to employees with criminal backgrounds. We heard from experts on how employers can successfully tap into this often-overlooked pool of talent and how it benefits both the employer and the employee.
Information for Employers
We want to share this information with our existing industry in case you are interested in learning more about how you can provide opportunities for individuals with criminal backgrounds:
Companies that hire individuals with criminal records may benefit from tax credits, such as the
Work Opportunity Tax Credit
. For more information about this tax credit,
NCWorks Career Center provides resources for individuals with criminal records to help them overcome the barriers toward employment created by a criminal record. For more information about this resource,