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WHY EQUITY STARTS WITH A
FAIR CHANCE

Fair Chance Hiring is a movement dedicated to providing equal employment opportunities to over 650,000 system-impacted individuals across the nation. In partnership with the County of Los Angeles, our initiative aims to eliminate barriers that prevent nearly 60,000 qualified individuals with a criminal record in LA County from being considered for job positions.

According to the Center for Economic and Policy Research, Fair Chance Hiring could generate up to $87 billion in economic benefits over a decade, due to increased tax revenue, reduced incarceration costs, and increased productivity.

THE BENEFITS OF FAIR CHANCE HIRING

LeadersUp has partnered with the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and the Department of Economic Opportunity to establish a coalition of employers committed to hiring system-impacted individuals and demonstrating their committemnt to diversity, equity and inclusion through their recruitment and retention practices.  Our initiative is designed to connect your business to hard working, dependable, and reliable talent who have in-demand skills and are ready to work. 

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BUSINESS INCENTIVES
  • Work Opportunity Tax Credit: Qualify for tax credits ranging from $1,200 - $9,600 per employee when you hire our Fair Chance Program job seekers.

  • Homeless Hiring Tax Credit: Qualify for tax credits ranging from $2,500 - $10,000 per employee when you hire our housing-insecure job seekers.

  • Access to services and programs offered to employers, and designed to strengthen the economic vitality of Californians and their communities.

 

​Learn more about the process of becoming a Fair Chance Employer, as well as additional benefits available to your company through the American Job Center of California. Connect with our team today to find out how you can qualify for these benefits.

DEI COMMITMENT
  • Ensures federal compliance with Ban the Box laws, including California’s Fair Chance Act.

  • Provides access to an expanded pool of qualified candidates and reduces turnover rates.

  • Increased retention rates and improved workforce diversity

Share your thoughts, best practices, or challenges with us and help inform solutions on how best to support employers in hiring System-Involved Individuals by completing our Fair Chance Insights Survey.

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THE SOCIAL IMPACT
  • Assists with the hiring of 1 in 3 Americans who may be denied employment due to their background.

  • Become a partner in the County’s largest training partnership effort to build the future workforce.

  • Earn County recognition as a Fair Chance Employer Champion while advancing diversity, equity, and
    inclusion within your workforce.

 

Are you ready to commit? Start by completing the Fair Chance Commitment Form. Once you have submitted the form, a representative from the American Job Centers of California (AJCC) will contact you to help you put your commitment into action.

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Equity Unleashed Launch Event
    Equity Unleashed Launch Event
    Sat, Dec 09
    Walk Good LA
    Dec 09, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST
    Walk Good LA, 4019 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019, USA
    Dec 09, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST
    Walk Good LA, 4019 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019, USA
    Ready to shape the future of work and financial empowerment for BIPOC young adults in Los Angeles County? Join us for Equity Unleashed - a transformative four-part series. Don't miss your chance to be part of this empowering journey. Click RSVP to secure your spot today!

READY TO GET INVOLVED?

  • Schedule a 30 minute discovery call with one of our Fair Chance experts to assess your employer needs.

  • Receive a copy of our business and high-growth sector-specific Fair Chance toolkits designed to provide guidance, resources, and tools to help you advance and champion Fair Chance hiring.

  • Stay informed and make your voice heard by completing our insight surveys and attending an upcoming Fair Chance convening

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