Benefits of Hiring Ex-Offenders

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

“There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.” 

― John Holmes


“With the right training and supervision, prisoners have the potential to become fine workers”The Sydney Morning Herald

If you think hiring an ex-prisoner is risky, here’s some suggested solutions:

  • The provision of employment assistance to ex-offenders.
  • Training that focuses not only on employment-related skills but also on characteristics need to be employable.
  • Closely Working with a promotional campaign or non-profit organization and providing entry level and appropriate position to ex-prisoners.


Benefits of hiring ex-offenders:

1. The training they received in prison may be transferable to your provided job.

Many people who have already completed vocational training through government or non-profit organization program, which can help prepare them for employment and valuable skills that transfer across fields. It means they are familiar with discipline and hard work.

2.  They’ll be looking out for you since you looked out for them.

Since most people who have spent time in prison find it difficult to get jobs and re-enter society, they’ll likely be extremely grateful and loyal to any employer who gives them a chance.

3. You could get very affordable, exceptionally dedicated and loyal employees.

4. They’ll stay with you longer.

Government or community could monitor when they get hired. And also once they are hired they are not likely to quit, and they are highly motivated to become long-term employees.

5. There could be tax incentives for employers.

Government will give businesses money support for encouraging them to hire ex-offenders and award them as participating in reducing unemployed ex-prisoners and rate of recidivism.

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Hope for Prisoners

Please listen to their voices!! (click the link)

– by Xinru Liu


8 thoughts on “Benefits of Hiring Ex-Offenders

  1. Nice for listing out the benefits of hiring ex offenders :)). I especially keen on the one they last longer. Truly, giving them a second chance to live will let them more loyal to the business which I believe is the strongest bond in keeping a high quality company.

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    1. Thanks for your support! Yes, a strongest bond could definitely benefit employer, because ex-offender will appreciate and to be a hardworking employee. So I hope people could see benefits and rethink to hire ex-prisoners, not just put attention on risk.


    1. Yeah, you’re right! In my research, I found mental disorder is another factor in the issue of recidivism. Thank you, I will check out your blog and look at those, and give some comments. That could be external for us haha~~~


  2. I believe that everyone deserves a second chance. As humans we all make mistakes and what makes us great is that we can learn from them. My encouraging and supporting these ex-offenders, we are saying a lot about the world we live in.

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    1. Thanks for your support! I totally agree with what you said, and also these ex-offenders have already learnt something from the past, that’s also why they desire to start a new life. We should encourage and support, not only for themselves but for their families, especially their Children.


    1. Exactly!! Thanks for your support!! Everyone should help them hand in hand. It’s not enough if just big enterprise, organization or government participate. Helping them is beneficial for each of us in society.


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