The Federal government offers employers two big incentives for hiring ex-offenders. Many employers don’t even know about these programs, so you may have to be the one to educate them.
The Federal Bonding Program
This program provides free insurance to employers to protect them from employee theft. It covers any type of stealing — from forgery to larceny to embezzlement.
Find out more about the Federal Bonding Program,
The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a Federal tax credit available to employers for hiring individuals from certain target groups who have consistently faced significant barriers to employment. For more information on the Work Opportunity Tax Credit.