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Fact Sheet: Expanding Employment Opportunities as a Reentry Strategy

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U.S. Secretary of Labor, Thomas E. Perez, and Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections and CSG Justice Center Board Member, John Wetzel, at the June 2014 Pathways to Prosperity event.

This fact sheet from the U.S. Department of Labor provides a summary of ongoing efforts and accomplishments by federal agencies to improve employment outcomes for individuals with criminal records. It also includes information on current funding for workforce, job placement, and training programs.

Additionally, the fact sheet highlights June 2014 events hosted at the White House regarding reentry and employment, including a half-day summit, “Pathways to Prosperity: How Public and Private Sectors Can Put People with Criminal Records to Work,” and a Champions of Change program.