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How “second-chance hiring” is helping some companies restock their workforce
May 30, 2022

How “second-chance hiring” is helping some companies restock their workforce

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The job market remains very active, with employers looking for workers in an economy that has seen hundreds of thousands of job gains every month. Companies are making a more conscientious effort to hire people who have criminal records, a group which has been long overlooked. Marketplace senior economics contributor Chris Farrell helps us break down the data behind "second-chance hiring." We take a look at the possible effects of the euro, which is moving toward parity with the U.S. dollar. And, with holiday weekends come holiday travel – and flight cancellations.

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Will a tight labor market make it easier for formerly incarcerated people to get hired?

"Second-chance hiring" is on the rise, but those with criminal records still face significant barriers to employment.
"Second-chance hiring" is on the rise, but those with criminal records still face significant barriers to employment.
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The pros and cons of the sinking euro

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What could be the effects of the euro and the U.S. dollar having equal value?
The euro's value is sliding against the U.S. dollar, which could lead to parity. That hasn't happened in decades.
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The team

Victoria Craig Host, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Jay Siebold Technical Director
Jesson Duller Media Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer
Redmond Carolipio Digital Producer
Ariana Rosas Producer/Director