Using Securus tablets, incarcerated Individuals can get ready for re-entry by reviewing job openings with over 1,200 fair-chance employers through the Honest Jobs application
February 15, 2023 (Dallas, TX)- Finding employment after being released from incarceration is a challenge. To help incarcerated individuals connect with meaningful employment opportunities Securus Technologies, an Aventiv company using technology to better serve the incarcerated, has teamed up with Honest Jobs, the nation’s leading job board for people affected by the criminal justice system. Having access to rehabilitation and reentry resources during incarceration is imperative to a successful reentry plan. This partnership empowers incarcerated individuals by providing visibility to second-chance employers and potential job opportunities so they can prepare for applying and interviewing once released.
“We want incarcerated individuals to succeed when they leave prison. Amongst the most crucial aspects of successful reintegration and limiting recidivism is providing incarcerated individuals with opportunities and connections to find, apply and secure stable and rewarding jobs,” said Dave Abel, CEO of Aventiv Technologies. “This partnership with Honest Jobs, a company that has a proven track record of connecting incarcerated Americans with employers, helps us deliver access to real, tangible job opportunities to create better outcomes for re-entry.”
Incarcerated users can access the Honest Jobs application for free on Securus tablets to search through thousands of job openings from vetted employers who have established they hire individuals with criminal convictions. The application is easy to operate, allowing users to filter employment opportunities by job title, keywords, zip code, city, and other criteria. The app was built with an intuitive interface specific for those affected by the justice system, so users also benefit from:
- ConflixAI scores – unique to Honest Jobs, every job opportunity is color coded with a score for its compatibility with the job seeker’s individual legal record.
- Fair-chance badges – all employers receive fair-chance badges that indicate the number of verified hires they have made through Honest Jobs.
“Finding a secure and rewarding job is a life changing experience for anyone. Employment empowers people, endows them with a sense of purpose, and grows their self-worth,” said Harley Blakeman, Founder and CEO of Honest Jobs. “A successful reentry is dependent on securing employment and the Securus tablets will put the Honest Jobs platform in the hands of hundreds of thousands of incarcerated people across the country who can use our tools to turn their lives around. We can’t do it alone, which is why this partnership is so important.”
It is estimated that 77 million Americans, or 1 in 3 adults, have a criminal record, and more than 600,000 individuals are released from state and federal prisons annually. These employment resources and second chance hire companies are vital for those who have fulfilled their sentence. Securus is proud to add Honest Jobs to the robust suite of free educational and reentry resources available on the Securus tablets.
About Securus Technologies
Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, an Aventiv Technologies company, serving more than 3,450 public safety, law enforcement and corrections agencies and over 1,200,000 incarcerated individuals across North America, Securus Technologies is committed to serve and connect by providing emergency response, incident management, public information, investigation, biometric analysis, communication, information management, incarcerated individual self-service, and monitoring products and services in order to make our world a safer place to live. Securus Technologies connecting what matters®. For more information, please visit SecurusTechnologies.tech.