HireLevel 2ndChance Program

A D&I initiative designed to improve the employability of people with criminal records by working with employers & community partners to create a smooth transition.
Become a 2ndChance Employer
Choose to Hire

HireLevel developed the 2ndChance program and chooses to hire, looking beyond a job seeker’s background, as we see how a background impacts employability on a daily basis.

2.3 million
Americans are incarcerated
650,000
People are released from prison each year
75%
Of those released are still unemployed after 1 year
27%
Formerly incarcerated unemployment rate
35.2%
Formerly incarcerated unemployment rate for African American men
43.6%
Formerly incarcerated unemployment rate for African American women

How 2ndChance Makes a Difference

Guess what the biggest factor in reducing recidivism is? Gainful employment! Taking the time to review each and every background on a case by case basis before you just dismiss the candidate can make a big difference in people’s lives, break cycles for families, make communities safer, and help businesses fill gaps in their workforce.

2ndchance Program

The 2ndChance program was designed to reduce barriers to employment for people who are justice involved and eager to get back to work.

How the 2ndChance program works

Our 2ndChance program was built with real challenges of our client partners in mind such as risk, safety, compliance, and even corporate culture.

  • Employment Readiness Program
  • Specialized recruiters tailoring interviews to your key results
  • EEOC compliant background screening
  • Skills Testing & matching
  • Program manager for accountability, coaching, & mentoring
  • Fidelity Bonding, WOTC
  • Resource Coordination from PPE to transportation & child care
In Their Words
  • Julie M. HireLevel Hi logo blue square

    HireLevel was super accommodating and professional, and I would recommend them to anyone. I didn't think that I would be an account manager so quickly.

    Julie M.
    Account Manager,
    Missouri

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    I love my job and I am forever grateful to HireLevel and their dedication in my search for work.

    Alex B.
    Illinois