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A research study published by a university in Texas surveyed employer attitudes toward hiring exoffenders. Only 12% said that they were willing to hire these applicants. However, 51% said that they would hire ex-offenders if they were bonded.

What the Federal Bonding Program Is:
It is a federal tool, to help a job applicant, obtain employment, and keep it. The program issues Fidelity Bonds, and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

What a Fidelity Bond Is:
Fidelity Bond, through the federal bonding program, is a business insurance policy, that will protect the employer from theft, or property damage, from a dishonest employee. It is a "guarantee," that the new employer, will be an honest worker. The Fidelity Bonds issued under the Federal Bonding Program are insurance policies of the Travelers Casualty and Surety Company of America. The McLaughlin Company in Washington, DC, is the agent for Travelers in managing the program nation wide.


This Bond Can Help You Get Employed:
If you are an ex-offender (Felony, Misdemeanor), or you have a high risk factor, in your background, this bond is given freely, to the employer, as an incentive to hire you. The employer can then hire you, and utilize your skills, without taking a risk, of you being dishonest, while working there.

What The Bond Insurance Covers:
The bond insures the employer, in case of embezzlement, larceny, forgery, or theft. It does not cover job injuries, or poor workmanship.

How To Get Federally Bonded:

You must receive a job offer first, and the employer has to have a date for you to start working for them. The Fidelity Bond insurance policy will then be issued to the employer, from The Mclaughlin Company, of Washington, DC, underwritten through the Travelers Insurance Company. While your local workforce representative, usually informs employers, there are still many that don't know of the federal bonding program. Make sure to inform the employer about this federal proram.

Bond Coverage Amount:
The bond covers $ 5,000, with no cost to you, or the employer, and no deductible. Employers can apply for larger bond amounts, if necessary.

Get More Information On Federal Bonding:

Job Seekers Call:  1-877-US2-JOBS

Employers Call: 1-800-233-2258 ex.246
www.bonds4jobs.com

for the location of the workforce office/one-stop center nearest to your home.
 
Ohio Federal Bonding Program
Bureau of Quality and Community Partnerships
Ohio Department of Rehab. & Correction
1050 Freeway Drive North
Columbus, OH 43229
614-728-1534
614-995-0128 fax
What is the Work Opportunity Tax Credit?
The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (W.O.T.C.) is a federal tax credit for for-profit employers to be used as an incentive for employers to hire
individuals convicted of a felony and hired within one year after the date of the conviction or release from prison. The tax credit has eight targeted groups: TANF recipients, veterans, ex-felons, high risk youth, summer youth, Food Stamp recipients, SSI recipients, and vocational rehabilitation referrals.

How much can the employer earn:
WOTC can be as much as $ 2,400. It is based on qualified wages paid to the new hire for the first-year of employment. Generally, qualified wages are capped at $ 6,000 The credit is 25% of qualified first-year wages for those employed at least 120 hours and 40% for those employed 400 hours or more.

The reason employers should use this opportunity:
Employers make the hiring decision.
There is no limit to the number of new hires who can qualify the employer for the tax savings.
There is minimal paperwork needed to claim the WOTC.


Ohio Coordinator
Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
Bureau of Tax Credits - WOTC/WtW Unit
145 South Front St., 2nd Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
614-644-7206
614-644-7102 fax
Web Site: www.state.oh.us/odjfs/wotc/contact.stm

National Coordinator
Carmen Ortiz
Washington, D.C.
202-693-2786
Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
30 E. Broad St., 32nd Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
614-466-6282
614-466-2815 fax
Web Site: www.state.oh.us/odjfs/index.stm

Ohio Criminal Records Repository

The Criminal Records Repository is where individuals can order their police record or "rap sheet." A civilian fingerprint card must be requested from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation. This form/fingerprint card also contains a waiver that must be signed by the person whose criminal record is being requested. A certified check or money order for $15 payable to “Treasurer, State of Ohio” must accompany the request card.

Identification Division
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation
1560 State Route 56 SW
P.O. Box 365
London, OH 43140
740-845-2000
740-845-2633 fax
Web Site: www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/bci.aspx/?from=nav


Ohio Department of Corrections
Division of Parole & Community Services

Adult Parole Authority
1050 Freeway Drive North
Columbus, OH 43229
614-752-1258
614-752-1251 fax
Web Site: www.drc.state.oh.us/web/apa.htm
 

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