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Employment Programs Ex-offenders face an uphill battle after release from incarceration. However, their best hope of avoiding recidivism is to obtain steady employment that pays a living wage and can serve as a foundation for putting their lives back together. This is not easy because many employers are hesitant to hire ex-offenders. An ailing economy makes matters even more challenging. It's always been difficult for people with records to find jobs, but in this economy, it's even more so. At the same time, foundations are cutting funds for ex-offender work programs. Experts say the situation threatens public safety and may lead to increased crime rates. Nonetheless, there are resources available for ex-offenders who are willing to take advantage of them. Ex-offenders who are willing to put forth the effort don't have to resign themselves to a revolving door of periodic imprisonment.

Services Provided
  • Skills assessment and counseling
  • Referrals to community literacy, GED, and higher education programs
  • Referrals to community training programs
  • On-site computer classes
  • Job readiness classes
  • Job retention classes
  • Entrepreneurship classes

For additional information about these employment programs, please email us at or complete our form on our contact us page. You may also call a Peoplesí Coalition staffer at (713) 349-8895 to find out if you qualify for these programs.