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Greyston Bakery’s hiring gives ex-cons a chance

Greyston’s Open Hiring policy helps those who need it the most, like refugees and people with criminal records.

The unemployment rate in the United States has fallen to the lowest level in almost 50 years.

Despite the good news, nearly one in three working-age adults has a criminal record, which many employers frown upon.

But what may be seen as a liability for some businesses, is an opportunity for others.


Al Jazeera’s Kristen Saloomey reports.