A Career in Construction | Breaking Social Barriers

While the construction industry is in desperate need of skilled tradespeople, there is a significant population of US citizens unable to get a good job. Let’s talk about prison reform and preparing post-incarcerated individuals with solid employment opportunities.

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Why are young people in their prime working years unemployed in a time when the federal-state unemployment insurance system (UI) is at an all-time low?

According to research published by economists at RAND Corp, more than half of unemployed men in their thirties have some form of a criminal record. These records have significant effects on these men’s ability to find employment and potentially significant implications for employers during the current labor shortages.

Did you know: A criminal record can create an additional barrier to employment that’s unrelated to job skill. There are quite a few job sectors that heavily employ qualified people regardless of their criminal record and construction is one of them. Here are a few of the lucrative job opportunities:

  • HVAC professional
  • Construction laborer
  • Electrician
  • Plumber
  • Welder
  • Carpenter

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Dr. Jodi Vermaas
Founder I Disruptor I Mother of 12



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1. https://www.cnbc.com/2022/02/22/64percent-of-unemployed-men-in-their-30s-have-criminal-records-a-barrier-to-landing-a-job.html

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