Title

Hiring Felons in Oregon

Date

5-29-2014 9:00 AM

End Time

29-5-2014 9:15 AM

Location

Bellamy Hall (HSS) 235

Department

Sociology

Session Chair

Dean Braa

Session Title

Research and Praxis in Sociology

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Peter Callero

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

People with criminal histories face many barriers to successful re-entry into American civic life. What are Oregon employer attitudes within the Mid-Willamette Valley in regards to hiring people with felony criminal histories? Are there hiring differences between large and small public and private employers? Ten out of eleven employers who participated in this research report that they have hired or are open to hiring people with felony convictions. Contrary to previous research, no differences were found between small and large organizations. There are employment opportunities for people with felony criminal convictions if they have the skills that meet the job requirements. This is especially true for many state agencies. Limitations of sample size are discussed.

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Hiring Felons in Oregon

Bellamy Hall (HSS) 235

People with criminal histories face many barriers to successful re-entry into American civic life. What are Oregon employer attitudes within the Mid-Willamette Valley in regards to hiring people with felony criminal histories? Are there hiring differences between large and small public and private employers? Ten out of eleven employers who participated in this research report that they have hired or are open to hiring people with felony convictions. Contrary to previous research, no differences were found between small and large organizations. There are employment opportunities for people with felony criminal convictions if they have the skills that meet the job requirements. This is especially true for many state agencies. Limitations of sample size are discussed.