Excerpt from KDAF (CW33), published February 16, 2023

Written by Annita Hamilton Freeman

DALLAS (KDAF) — A new employment program for people with criminal records is launching in Dallas. The program is aimed to help people with a criminal record find work in the labor market with prospective employers and secure good-paying jobs in emerging industries.

The new program will launch at eight correctional facilities, with an expected expansion to 600,000 Securus tablets nationwide in the Spring.

According to the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, unemployment is at the lowest level since 1969. Furthermore, businesses could be looking all over, just to make up for the labor shortages.