Survey: CT Biz Willing to Hire Formerly Imprisoned

Photo credit: Mike Groll, AP

Photo credit: Mike Groll, AP

Ninety-seven percent of more than 300 Connecticut employers surveyed by the Malta Justice Initiative support the idea of giving formerly incarcerated individuals a second chance, the organization reports.

What’s more, of the 55 percent of employers who said they have difficulty in finding qualified candidates to fill jobs, most of those — 76 percent — said they would consider hiring a person with a criminal record if that individual was qualified for the job.

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