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Open Hiring eliminates background checks and gives people with a criminal history a fair chance at employment

As the need for employers grows, companies are getting creative, but one company has been doing it a creative way since way before the pandemic.

Sanford Coley was hired at CleanCraft 23 years ago when facing a robbery charge. He was sentenced to 5 years probation and wearing an ankle monitor.

CleanCraft presdient, Ty Hookway, knew about his crime and saw the ankle bracelet, but not doing background checks were his mission.


He said by not checking backgrounds it gives people chances that normally wouldn’t have them, and he notices he has a really low turnover rate.

The Greyston Center for Open Hiring in Rochester has been working with companies to help hire in the same kind of way during the labor shortage.

One of the things they try to do is eliminate background checks and other obstacles opens the doors for both the company and the employee.

Bonduelle in Brockport will be trying this method to fill 20 positions this week.

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