Van Jones, President of Dream Corps (Photo: Van Jones)

Van Jones, President of Dream Corps (Photo: Van Jones)

Second Chance Summit helps businesses employ formerly incarcerated workers

A conference on Thursday will assist San Francisco businesses with the ins and outs of employing workers who have criminal backgrounds.

The Second Chance Summit is being organized as part of #cut50, an initiative of Dream Corps that seeks to safely reduce America’s incarcerated population by 50 percent over the next 10 years. Employing individuals with criminal backgrounds is viewed as an important tool to combat recidivism, and also introduce businesses to a largely untapped workforce.

The day-long crash course will take place at 1446 Market St, and will offer workshops on recruiting, interviewing, hiring and retaining employees, with particular attention to those who have formerly been incarcerated or convicted of a crime.

Keynote speaker at the event will include Van Jones, the President of Dream Corps, CEOs John Tucker (Farmhouse Culture), David Israel (POP! Gourmet Foods), John Krause (Big House Beans) and Founder and Head Fryer Joe DeLoss (Hot Chicken Takeover).

This the first event of its kind in San Francisco.businessdream corpssecond chance summitVan Jones

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