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“Don't look at this as a social program and don't look at this as being altruistic.  Look at this as a business decision.”
As vice president of human resources for the Johns Hopkins Health System, Pamela Paulk has had the opportunity to work with and hire hundreds of people with criminal backgrounds. In addition to being excellent employees, the people Pamela hires that have criminal backgrounds have a positive impact on the community. Recently, the hospital conducted a study to compare job retention rates between ex-offenders and more traditional hires. In addition to being loyal workers, ex-offenders also proved to have a higher job retention rate.
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