How Indianapolis employers are adjusting to hiring ex-offenders amid tight labor market
Indianapolis Star by Amanda Zhou
Nov 6, 2019
William Troutman Jr., 46, got his second chance at a recycling center. He started as a picker on the presort line, then he got his forklift certification. He was recently promoted. He makes $10.50 per hour working the floor where recycled material gets compressed and shipped away. "This place opened the doors when they didn’t have to for a lot of offenders, and opening doors really gives offenders a new light," he said. Troutman said he first become involved in the justice system at 16 in the early 1990s.
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