Partnership will Help Provide Reentry Employment for Thousands of Returning Citizens
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Prison Fellowship®, the nation's largest Christian nonprofit serving prisoners, former prisoners, and their families, is proud to announce its partnership with 70 Million Jobs—a company dedicated to helping thousands of men and women with a criminal record—find employment in the United States, at no cost to them.
70 Million Jobs, the first national, for-profit employment platform for people with criminal backgrounds, has created a marketplace that enables employers to access the one-in-three Americans in the job market who have a criminal record. The company operates a staffing/recruiting firm, along with a job board and has helped provide employment for more than 2,500 formerly incarcerated job seekers.
"This valued and important partnership helps continue the mission of Prison Fellowship, once these men and women have paid their debt to society," said James Ackerman, President and CEO of Prison Fellowship. "By granting second chances to those who have earned them, we will be contributing to the restoration of families, communities, and our nation. Prison Fellowship and 70 Million Jobs believe people with a past can rise from their failure and seek and maintain gainful employment. We believe healing is possible for our communities affected by crime."
"70 Million Jobs has become the 'go-to' source for jobs for our returning citizens," said Richard Bronson, Founder and CEO of 70 Million Jobs. "And Prison Fellowship is one of the best-known prison programs in the nation, serving tens of thousands of inmates looking to improve themselves and their futures. Together, we will provide the graduates of Prison Fellowship Academies with employment opportunities at some of the nation's largest companies through our free employment platform. Fair chance employment is not only critical for the success of individuals reentering society after prison, it's also a valuable source of talent for employers looking to expand their workforce."