Can fair chance hiring practices ease labor shortage?
Arizona businesses are struggling to weather a labor shortage that’s choking the state’s potential for economic growth. But we know there’s a well of untapped talent practically begging for an opportunity to save the day: Hundreds of thousands of people across Arizona that face barriers to employment because of a conviction or arrest history.
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On Friday, October 21, Arouet and its community partners are hosting the inaugural Fair Chance Employment Symposium, presented by JPMorgan Chase & Co., at the Arizona Biltmore from 7:30 a.m. to noon. Attendees will receive guidance and innovative tools to support employees with a record and learn how to implement fair chance hiring practices and policies.
Watch this short video to learn more.
Reserve your seat today by visiting the symposium webpage at www.arouetempowers.org/fairchancesymposium.
The Symposium features a powerhouse lineup of presenters, including keynote speaker Jeff Korzenik, a Fox Business News investment strategist and author of “Untapped Talent: How Second Chance Hiring Works for Your Business and the Community.”
“The mission is critical. We have businesses that are in dire need of talented, hardworking people to reach their true potential. And we have millions of people across this country who those businesses are missing out on because they don’t know how to integrate people with a conviction history into their workforce,” Korzenik said in a Q&A preview of the Symposium earlier this summer. “Arouet is that pipeline in Arizona. Arouet is the key.”
Read the full interview with Korzenik in the News & Notes section of the Symposium webpage or follow this link: www.arouetempowers.org/an-arouet-qa-with-fair-chance-symposium-keynote-speaker-jeffrey-korzenik-part-one/
While you’re there, see why JPMorgan Chase & Co. chose to partner with Arouet and sponsor this inaugural event. And find out what Arouet CEO Alison Rapping’s goals are for the Symposium and her vision for the future of Arouet and the women we serve.