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In tight job market, companies look to ex-offenders to fill jobs

Ex-offenders and other workers who often struggle to find jobs are now getting a second look, according to a report by the Society for Human Resource Management, which surveyed more than 2,000 corporate managers and HR executives nationwide on their attitudes about ex-offenders.

Dr. Ioana Marinescu, economist and assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy & Practice, weighs in on the labor market and the benefits of securing employment for this population.