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May 24, 2021
The National Association of Manufacturers and Manufacturing Institute Launch Second Chance Hiring Initiative
Industry News
May 24, 2021
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Key Takeaways:

  • The Manufacturing Institute (MI) and National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) aim to incorporate Fair Chance practices in the manufacturing industry to help build and support a skilled labor force
  • The manufacturing industry will produce over 4 million jobs over the next decade and Second Chance hiring will not only help fill those jobs but also bring much-needed skill labor into the industry
  • The Manufacturing Institute plans to use a grant from the Charles Koch Institute and a collaboration with Levelset to help grow the initiative through resources, leadership events, and case studies

The Manufacturing Institute (MI) and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) works to support and grow the manufacturing industry by training and supporting skilled workers. 


MI plans to partner with the Charles Koch Institute to help develop fair chance hiring practices within the manufacturing industry. The manufacturing industry will produce over 4 million jobs over the next decade. The Manufacturing Institute believes that second chance hiring will not only help fill those jobs but also bring much-needed skilled labor into the industry.


The Manufacturing institute stated in a press release, “Second chance hiring gives businesses an opportunity to welcome highly motivated, engaged, productive, and loyal new team members that may otherwise be overlooked. This is not only the right thing to do for our businesses, but it’s also the right thing to strengthen our communities. This partnership enables the MI to educate manufacturers in America on second-chance hiring best practices and help them utilize second chance hiring as a strategy to fill open jobs.”


The Manufacturing Institute will collaborate with Levelset during the spring to help develop tools, a learning series, and an initial pilot project with a member company.