My friend has been out of prison for over 15 years and is losing hope of finding substantial work help maintain his home. Does this Act really work or is this another G. W. Bush "Smoke Screen".
I always tell ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs to depend on their will to work hard. It would be foolish to wait for any program or legislation to solve a problem for you. With or without social programs, felons can only hope to get jobs by making themselves employable enough to compete for jobs on the open market. This will take a definite plan of action that includes a well written resume, job search and interview skills to start. It will take hours of hard work. he can get a head start on his job search by making a visit to the local One-stop Career Center. This should be the first stop for anyone looking for jobs especially those with criminal records. He will find a number of valuable services that could get him ready to compete for jobs. He may also find opportunities for training that could mean a new career. You can find the closest One-stop Career Center as well as all of the available services here: