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How Can we Better Support Hiring and Job Retention?

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WhenPeopleWork is an online employment matching system that aligns formerly incarcerated men and women—as well as prisoners on track to be released—with employers who already know that their job candidates from our program will be people who have been incarcerated. The "check the box" question about a criminal conviction history is eliminated, as is the stigma attached to it. The result is a fair chance at meaningful employment.

What is the Labor Market like for Formerly Incarcerated Job Seekers?

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WhenPeopleWork is an online employment matching system that aligns formerly incarcerated men and women—as well as prisoners on track to be released—with employers who already know that their job candidates from our program will be people who have been incarcerated. The "check the box" question about a criminal conviction history is eliminated, as is the stigma attached to it. The result is a fair chance at meaningful employment.

What Are Employer Concerns in Hiring the Formerly Incarcerated?

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WhenPeopleWork is an online employment matching system that aligns formerly incarcerated men and women—as well as prisoners on track to be released—with employers who already know that their job candidates from our program will be people who have been incarcerated. The "check the box" question about a criminal conviction history is eliminated, as is the stigma attached to it. The result is a fair chance at meaningful employment.

Concerns for Formerly Incarcerated People Seeking Employment

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WhenPeopleWork is an online employment matching system that aligns formerly incarcerated men and women—as well as prisoners on track to be released—with employers who already know that their job candidates from our program will be people who have been incarcerated. The "check the box" question about a criminal conviction history is eliminated, as is the stigma attached to it. The result is a fair chance at meaningful employment.

Barriers to Employment

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WhenPeopleWork is an online employment matching system that aligns formerly incarcerated men and women—as well as prisoners on track to be released—with employers who already know that their job candidates from our program will be people who have been incarcerated. The "check the box" question about a criminal conviction history is eliminated, as is the stigma attached to it. The result is a fair chance at meaningful employment.

Supply Chain Transparency: A Change Tool for Successful Global Businesses

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Identifying companies’ vast supply networks is challenging, and tracking their sustainability performance even more so. However, measuring data and increasing transparency are powerful tools for managing the risks and grasping the opportunities of global supply chains, contributing to sustainable development and a positive effect on the bottom line.​

In our global economy, the growing pressure on bottom line savings leads companies to outsource operations to regions where labor is cheaper. However, responsibilities and risks cannot be shifted to the same extent.

Consumers Energy Sustainability Report 2017

"We’re creating a sustainable future by focusing on the environment, powering Michigan's economy and investing in people."
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Sustainability means everything to us at Consumers Energy. It is our approach to business. The philosophy extends beyond our energy mix, power generation and distribution. It’s our way of life, and it’s evident in everything we do — from hiring and training our people, to caring for families and communities. From helping businesses succeed to protecting the environment. We are deeply committed to creating a sustainable future for generations to come.

Kzoo Awarded $100k Grant for Bronson Park Renovations

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The city of Kalamazoo is getting a $100,000 grant from the Consumer Energy Foundation for renovations to Bronson Park. The Kalamazoo Department of Parks and Recreations made the announcement Tuesday in a news release.

JPMorgan Chase’s Investment in Detroit to Reach $150 Million

Pace of Detroit’s progress allowed firm to accelerate initial $100 million investment and make valuable impact on the city’s recovery
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DETROIT, May 10, 2017 /3BL Media/– JPMorgan Chase & Co. today announced that it will expand the firm’s commitment to Detroit’s economic recovery, expecting it to reach $150 million by 2019. The announcement comes as the firm exceeded its initial $100 million, five-year investment two years ahead of schedule. The firm has been able to accelerate its investment to support Detroit’s recovery due to strong collaboration between civic, business, and nonprofit leadership, as well as improving economic conditions in the city.

The Koninklijk Concertgebouw of the Netherlands to Be Preserved and Protected by AkzoNobel Products

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May 11, 2017 /3BL Media/ - AkzoNobel has become a sponsor of Het Koninklijk Concertgebouw, the Royal Concert Hall of the Netherlands, for a period of five years. As part of the collaboration, over the coming years AkzoNobel will help conserve the monumental concert hall in Amsterdam with paint and decorative products from its Sikkens brand.

The unmatched acoustics make the Koninklijk Concertgebouw one of the most important concert halls in the world. With its first concert held in 1888, a great tradition has since been built through legendary concerts of musical magnitude.

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