THE SAFER COMMUNITIES & SMALL BUSINESS ACT
Supporting Small Businesses and Formerly Incarcerated Citizens
Illinois businesses are struggling to hire qualified employees, impacting their operations and recovery from the pandemic. The unemployment rate among formerly incarcerated individuals is extremely high. This undermines public safety and contributes to high recidivism rates.
House Bill 3215 can support small businesses that hire returning citizens, save our state millions each year and create long-term revenue. This legislation will provide crucial on-the-job training to formerly incarcerated Illinoisans and supplement the workforce. The legislation can foster economic growth in disadvantaged communities.