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Old 10-11-2018, 10:42 AM
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Default Federal program: Bonding for “at-risk,” hard-to-place job seekers

I read somewhere, quite awhile ago, about a bond that can be obtained upon parole that ex-inmates can get that covers an employer should there be a problem once hired, and therefore makes the parolee more employable. Does anyone know anything about this, if it is still available and where to find information? Thank you!
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I believe you're talking about the following Federal program:

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The U.S. Department of Labor established The Federal Bonding Program in 1966 to provide Fidelity Bonds for “at-risk,” hard-to-place job seekers. The bonds cover the first six months of employment at no cost to the job applicant or the employer.
http://bonds4jobs.com/


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There is also a federal tax credit of $2400.00 for hiring a felon during their first year of release (as long as it remains in the new tax law, which even the IRS doesn't understand yet). Here's the link to a Business Insider article.
https://www.businessinsider.com/bene...-owners-2012-1
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There is also a federal tax credit of $2400.00 for hiring a felon during their first year of release (as long as it remains in the new tax law, which even the IRS doesn't understand yet). Here's the link to a Business Insider article.
https://www.businessinsider.com/bene...-owners-2012-1

Yes, its called "Work Opportunity Tax Credit." The necessary forms for those employers that hire felons are on the IRS website:


https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small...ity-tax-credit
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There is/was a link on the Texas Workforce Commission website, which is likely what the OP was asking about since they are dealing with someone in Texas.

https://twc.texas.gov/jobseekers/fidelity-bonding
https://twc.texas.gov/files/partners/20-14.pdf
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I work for an employment agency that is a nationwide company. I am posting here because we have employers who will only hire felons. They do not do it for the federal money, they do it because in their experience they make excellent workers. Smile, it is often true they are very good employees! I would tell anyone leaving prison to register with employment agencies. It is often a matter of putting your name and yes your record out there, it is not always a hindrance to being hired. Be honest and enthusiastic about getting a job, sell who you are now and good luck to all.
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