Since 1966, the Federal Bonding Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, has been successful as a unique job placement tool for at-risk job applicants. The program’s fidelity bonds provide insurance, guaranteeing job honesty and serve as an effective employer incentive for hiring hard-to-place job seekers, including ex-offenders.
Federal Bonding is free through the local Job Connect office or through My Journey Home. Bonds are good for six months and cover the employer against theft, larceny, embezzlement and fraud from $5,000 to $25,000, depending on the position held with the company. These bonds help employers feel more confident hiring an at-risk worker, including ex-offenders, welfare recipients, individuals with a history of substance abuse and individuals with a dishonorable military discharge.
The bonds are issued through your local Job Connect office. For more details, call the MJH office at (775) 223-0734.