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Employers are often hesitant to give those with felony convictions a fair chance. This is due, in part, to the fact that there is a great deal of misinformation and misunderstanding about those with criminal records. A recent study by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) found that almost two-thirds of employers said they were unwilling to hire someone with a criminal record. However, many studies have shown that those who have served their time and paid their debt to society are much less likely to reoffend than those who have not had the opportunity to rehabilitate themselves.

There are a number of measures employers can take to ensure that those with criminal records have a fair chance at employment. First, employers should carefully consider the nature of the crime and how long ago it was committed. The followings are 37 large companies that signed Fair Chance Business Pledge.

If you think the number of employers listed above are not many, click here to check out more than 200 small/medium sized companies that signed the Fair Chance Business Pledge.