Most companies with full time jobs to fill will not consider an applicant whose story is marred with criminal activity or past drug dependency to be an asset. But companies like Nehemiah Manufacturing, JBM, West Chester Gear, and many others have a different story to tell. They regularly give Returning Citizens a second chance. And these individuals who have been given a second chance become some of the hardest working, most appreciative, most dedicated employees in the industry. Lives are changed. Families are restored. And businesses flourish. Their stories are here…

Employer Stories of the Second Chance

Nehemiah Manufacturing

Since 2009, Nehemiah Manufacturing has been on a mission to Build Brands, Create Jobs, Change Lives. To maximize opportunity, Nehemiah has intentionally resisted automation on the production line…

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Lawn Life

Lawn Life is a growing company founded on second chances. Tim Arnold has a heart to help others find opportunity to work, to achieve, to grow, because not…

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Second Chance Employees Have More to Prove

City Gospel Mission JOBSPLUS: Job Training and Development

The lives of these grateful men and women were forever changed by City Gospel Mission’s JobsPlus program. JobsPlus is one of the Social Service providers in the Beacon of Hope process.

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Fair Chance in South Carolina

November 29, 2018

We are always eager to learn about how other cities across our country are making strides in the Fair Chance movement. We believe there is much we can learn from how other communities engage in fair chance hiring, and we are encouraged by their stories. Check out this article about… Read More

Columbus Restauranteur Hires Second Chance

March 14, 2016

Joe DeLoss, who runs a hot new restaurant in Columbus, OH called Hot Chicken Takeover, recently got more than he bargained for because he set out to hire the Hard-to-Hire in Columbus. Check out his story on the Rachel Ray Show. Doing good in the community takes… Read More