Concordance Employment Agency

The Concordance Employment Agency is an alternative staffing agency with the dual mission of delivering staffing services while helping individuals overcome obstacles to employment so they can have a successful return to their communities.

One of Concordance’s many goals is to help break down the stigma of hiring formerly incarcerated individuals.

Did you know that the vast majority of business and HR leaders report that individuals with criminal records perform the same or better than employees without criminal records? In fact, the risks of hiring formerly incarcerated individuals are greatly diminished when working with an established re-entry organization.

Our holistic, integrated, and evidence-informed job placement program provides key benefits for hiring partners and associates – to maximize success for both.

There is little or no risk when the applicant comes from an established re-entry organization with a strong history of successfully placing clients with employers.”

Society of Human Resource Management, as noted in the “Getting Talent Back to Work Toolkit

Key Differentiators

How We Maximize Success for Everyone

Our unique program includes 18 months of holistic support for our associates to maximize their success – and minimize risk for our hiring partners.

Healing-First Model

Our healing first model ensures that associates are supported and prepared for employment. This includes ongoing mental health, behavioral health, and substance use disorder treatment.

Rigorous Requirements

As a condition of initial and ongoing employment, associates must remain in good standing with Concordance program requirements.

Try Before You Hire

Our temp-to-perm process means hiring partners get to know associates before they are converted to permanent hires.

EAP-Style Support

Our wraparound support provides every associate with guidance from a licensed therapist, case manager, and career coach.

500+ Hours of Training

Associates receive valuable training and development across 12 service areas including soft skills and digital literacy.

The Right Skills. The Right Jobs. The Right Time.

Successfully placing participants into part- and full-time employment requires the right mix of skills, jobs, and timing. Each of these is taken into consideration when participants begin working with the Concordance Employment Agency.

The Right Skills

At Concordance, participants receive more than 500 hours of programming across 12 service areas to help prepare them for success at work, home, and in the community. Workplace skill development activities include:

Soft Skills

Ability to interact and communicate effectively with teammates and supervisors.

Digital Literacy

Ability to access and navigate information efficiently and ethically on virtual platforms like the internet, computers, smartphones, and social media.

Workplace Literacy

Ability to apply mathematical reasoning to work-related problems and utilize information from documents to solve problems.

Technical Skills

Knowledge and understanding of quality, safety, productivity, and customer service apply to specific jobs. 

Resources for Associates

Links and information to help you find a job, keep a job, enter your time, and more.

Resources for Hiring Partners

Information on the benefits and requirements of partnering with us.