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Those with criminal records getting hired more amid worker shortages

Posted at 7:10 AM, May 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-25 10:24:10-04

With the current need for workers, there's new attention on hiring people with criminal records.

As many as 1 in 3 (or around 70 million Americans) have some type of criminal record.

New research from the Society for Human Resource Management indicates human resources professionals and business leaders are more on board with hiring them now.

Some businesses are still asking for people to indicate their criminal history on their application, but it is fewer now than three years ago.

Hospitality and manufacturing are two industries the management group says have been doing a good job with these types of hires.

They've set up apprentice programs which have helped.