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February D&I Symposium

Hiring the Formerly Incarcerated

When: Wednesday, February 26, 2020
7:30 - 9:00 am
Where: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska
1919 Aksarben Dr
Omaha, Nebraska  68106
United States

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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:  Jeremy Bouman, Founder & CEO of RISE & Pamela Bourne, Woods & Aitken

Keynote:  “Hiring the Formerly Incarcerated”


Nearly 700,000 people are released from prison each year and are locked out of the job market. High unemployment and recidivism rates for returning citizens suggest that the first step in beating the odds is helping these men and women find gainful and steady employment. 89% of people that recidivate don't have a job at the time they re-arrest. 1 in 3 Nebraskans go back to prison once they get out within 3 years.

Unemployment in Nebraska is at an all-time low. Is your business ready to get creative to meet workforce needs and offer a second-chance? In this session you will learn about a workforce readiness program in Nebraska called RISE that is preparing returning citizens for employment both pre-release and post-release. You will also learn about federal incentives your business can access through second chance hiring including tax credits, insurance bonds and wage reimbursement. Finally, you will also learn about the EEOC Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records and best practices for considering criminal record information when making employment decisions.

>>>Learn more about RISE

  HRAM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.  This program has been pre-approved for 1.5 PDCs for the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP.  For more information about certification or recertification, please visit 
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Symposiums are smaller and less formal meetings for HRAM members and the Omaha community. It is FREE to attend; however, registration is required as seating is limited.

This session is hosted by the HRAM Diversity & Inclusion Committee. If you would like more information or to join the committee, please email the HRAM Office.





Registration deadline is Sunday, February 23, 2020.

*A light breakfast and beverages will be served.



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