By hiring a UCI worker after his/her release from prison, employers can qualify for the Federal Work Opportunity Tax Credit of up to $2,400 for each formerly incarcerated person.
In addition, employers may also benefit from a Federal Bonding Program where they receive six months of coverage at no cost. The program protects against employee theft or dishonesty, ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 for employers hiring "at-risk, hard-to-place job seekers."
Hiring a released offender reduces recidivism, supports businesses and adds to the economy. It also helps keep communities safer.