Federal Bonding Program

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Ex-offenders, including anyone with a record of arrest, conviction or imprisonment, and anyone who has ever been on probation or parole, are considered at-risk job applicants. The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) has a program that guarantees the job honesty of at-risk job seekers. Federal financing of Fidelity Bond insurance, issued free-of-charge to employers, enables the delivery of bonding services as a unique job placement tool to assist ex-offenders, and other at-risk/hard-to-place job applicants (e.g., recovering substance abusers, welfare recipients, poor credits, etc.)

This is something to know about if you are seeking a job where the employer wants a way to manage their perceived risk in hiring you.