Whitcraft Uplifts Communities and Takes Social Action
Connecticut media outlets are spotlighting our success story in supporting people that are re-entering society post incarceration.
Our most recent blog post updated you on our successful program involving hiring people that are re-entering society post incarceration. We’re so proud of this initiative, and it’s setting a great example for other companies to follow.
The program has been receiving some excellent coverage in Connecticut media this month. The Hartford Courant published an article about Whitcraft’s success, interviewing program participant Angel Torres as well as our COO Jacqueline Gallo. According to the article, the most recent data show 6,238 manufacturing job postings, according to the state Department of Labor—up from 3,616 a year ago. Our program of working with the state to train and hire folks re-entering society post incarceration is cited as one effective way of addressing the workforce crisis while also uplifting the community.
NBC Connecticut also aired a great profile on Angel. In it, he opened up about the reasons for his incarceration and how grateful he is for the second chance he’s gotten here at Whitcraft.
We’re so pleased that this important program is getting the attention it deserves, and we’re proud of the role we’ve played in it. If you’re looking to implement a workforce program like this at your facility, contact us and we’ll walk you through it. Our partnership with the Department of Corrections has been one of the best business decisions we’ve made, and we want as many manufacturers as possible to take advantage of the opportunity, too