CEO Opens Jobs for Formerly Incarcerated
As a prison consultant, I teach and prepare individuals who’ve been indicted. When they face criminal charges, they need guidance on how to position themselves for the lowest possible sentence. I also help them strategize so they can serve their sentences in the best possible prison. In addition to those services, however, I strive to create opportunities for those who return to society after a prison term. The Earning Freedom podcast is one of the resources I use for both ends.
Through the Earning Freedom podcast, I offer interviews that follow one of three formats. I share strategies that empowered me through 26 years in prison and that I use to build a successful life in society. I also interview other formerly incarcerated individuals and teach them how to prepare for success. I also interview CEOs to get their views on leadership and their suggestions the formerly incarcerated can follow to transition into the job market.
Today’s podcast features Ben Pouladian, CEO of DECO Lighting. Ben founded DECO lighting in the mid 1990s. The company manufactures LED lighting components and fixtures. Over the past two decades, it has built the company into a market leader. DECO lighting employs more than 100 people and it generates revenues measured in the tens of millions.
When I asked Ben whether he would consider hiring formerly incarcerated individuals who advanced through our Earning Freedom program, he said that he would consider it. I’m very excited to expand our training program with anticipation that we can open jobs for 100 people over the next 12 months.
Opening jobs for the formerly incarcerated is one way that I can live as the change that I want to see in the world.
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