And Reducing Recidivism
Focusing on bridging the skills gap requires an individual to commit to additional hands-on training and to the development of soft skills, which includes person-to-person communication, punctuality, and common workplace etiquette. Additional training for both hard and soft skills prior to release can level the playing field significantly and increase the chance for job placement.
Providing individuals previously incarcerated with the hard and soft skills training they need to succeed only goes so far. Our Virtual OneStop Reentry Employment Opportunities (VOS REO) system takes it one step further to engage in partnerships with employers who are willing to invest in the training and hiring of individuals with criminal records by highlighting opportunities offered by those specific employers.