- How can the State of Alabama address the crisis in the Department of Corrections with overcrowding, mounting suicide levels, and ex-con unemployment?
- Can there be a solution that the State of Alabama can implement that can confront both the critical shortage of skilled labor (and non-skilled labor) in an era of economic boom and as it continues to recruit new industries, and while expanding other industries, all while unemployment rates plunge to historic lows?
Business executives, HR professionals, and other employees can help break these individuals out of this cycle by considering this source of untapped talent for open roles and encouraging others to do the same. At its meeting on May 2, 2019, the Board of Directors of the East Alabama Chapter of the Society of Resources Managers took the national SHRM GettingTalentBackToWork Pledge and will make the entire GettingTalentBackToWork Toolkit of forms and guidance available to all of its members and all employers in the East Alabama Community. There is clearly a systematic process to protect employers, while still giving a fair and unbiased opportunity for those with a criminal background to enjoy the freedom to work.