The proposed incentive dovetails with a broader effort nationwide to increase ex-offender employment by removing the check box on job applications that requires upfront disclosure of criminal convictions, a practice known as "banning the box."
Gig work could prevent working poor from getting ahead
Working on short-term contracts or by the task can offer short-term benefits but long-term costs, according to a report by the Michigan Association for United Ways.
Nation's infrastructure earns D+ grade in new scorecard
Michigan's poor roads cost drivers $540 per year, slightly more than 11 percent of the state's bridges are structurally deficient and 88 dams are potentially hazardous.
New research suggests ways to improve ban-the-box employment policies
Any policy to remove a checkbox on job applications that requires upfront disclosure of felony convictions should be accompanied by efforts to increase enforcement of equal employment laws, according to new research from a Washington, D.C., think tank.