LAS VEGAS, Jan. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Michelle Martini, the President of ZipHub has seen great candidates, who are reentering the workforce under difficult circumstances, apply for positions at ZipHub.
Martini, who is also a Co-Founder of ZipHub stated, "We have seen that a number of our candidates are military veterans trying to adjust, those with criminal records trying to make a new start, or individuals coming out of a rehab situation. We at ZipHub are dedicated to serving all aspects of the local community and helping families in need. We are passionate about our 'love one another' philosophy, and see the struggles that these situations create for individuals and families.
We believe that one of the ways we can make a difference in the lives of others is through providing job opportunities to veterans who have so graciously defended our freedom and to those that need a second chance to rebuild their lives. The members of our team that have been affected by such circumstances are hardworking, productive, and grateful for the opportunity to be part of a company that strives to make a difference."
ZipHub's community-centric business model is created to lift up families, local businesses, and non-profits in a community, so the company sees the seriousness of these situations when working with stakeholders in communities.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that unemployment for returning vets is higher than the national average, and mental health professionals have been wrestling with the best way to meet the needs of vets with PTSD, including employment. Second chances are also often in short supply for those attempting to reclaim their lives from previous legal problems.
According to the National Employment Law Project, roughly 70 million people in the United States have some sort of criminal record, and nearly 700,000 people return to our communities from incarceration every year. They also cited a study that found that putting formerly incarcerated persons back to work would increase their lifetime earnings, increase their income tax contributions, and boost sales tax revenues, all while saving millions annually by keeping them out of the criminal justice system. ZipHub's impact is already being felt in their Las Vegas startup launch.
Pastor Randy Greer, of Trinity Life Center in Las Vegas says," I have personally seen the change ZipHub has made in the lives of those that were looking for a second chance. Even though they are a startup, they have already blessed this community more than many more established companies ever have."
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