ActivePaper Archive THE REENTRY PROJECT - Philadelphia Inquirer - Philly Edition, 10/29/2017



CEO Richard Cohen, caseworker Evelyn Parker at Philadelphia Health Management Corp. “I’ve been there,” she says of starting over. DAVID MAIALETTI / Staff


>Find a trusted partner in the employment or social services field who can help vet candidates and teach soft-skills.

>Encourage them, or a family member, to stay in touch. Sometimes a non-serious parole violation will result in a brief lock-up, causing a missed shift. They may be too ashamed to call.

>Expect to communicate with parole and probation officers: Last-minute shift changes may be harder to arrange.

>Reach out to Philadelphia Works to learn about government subsidies. There is also a bonding program.

>Expect loyalty, gratitude.

>Learn from others.


Driving Impact from the Inside Out, Bottom Up:

Employers will talk about challenges and opportunities when hiring people from the non-traditional workforce (re-entry, immigrants, welfare recipients, veterans). Breakfast. Free. 8 a.m. to noon, Tues. Oct. 31, Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine

Reentry: Hiring from an Untapped Pool

Tight labor market? Curious about hiring people with criminal histories? Have coffee and discuss concerns with four executives who regularly employ people with criminal histories. Sponsored by the Philadelphia Media Network, including the Inquirer. 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Thurs., Nov. 2, Chamber of Commerce, 200 S. Broad St., Suite

700. Free with an RSVP.