A new bill was introduced to the Jacksonville City Council to encourage companies doing business with the city and Jacksonville itself to hire people released from jail or prison. If the new law passes, the city can withhold payments if the companies do not provide the required monthly reports on how many ex-inmates were considered or hired by the contractor.
The ex-offender applicant must:
1. Qualify for the position sought.
2. Not pose a risk to co-workers.
3. Show they have been rehabilitated.