Let’s redefine talent and expand it to this population of 77 million people with records.
Jobs for the Future Associate Vice President Lucretia Murphy discussed her vision for the new JFF Center for Justice and Economic Advancement in a Q&A with Justice and Mobility Fund Managing Director Mindy Tarlow that was published on the Blue Meridian Partners website.
Responding to a question about the challenges people with criminal records face when it comes to being considered for well-paid jobs with opportunities for advancement, Murphy said, “There’s always going to be a need for good talent” and added “let’s redefine talent and expand it to this population of 77 million people with records. Employers need to see them as an untapped talent pool and look seriously at how they engage their talent. We don’t want to exclude an entire population of people based on a past experience.”