Businesses succeed when their communities thrive. Recognize the benefits of engaging experienced talent, including the long-term unemployed. Studies show that long-term unemployed job applicants are frequently overlooked and sometimes excluded from job opportunities—even when they may have identical resumes and skills to other candidates.
The long-term unemployed can bring real value to your company – they are a qualified and motivated talent pool that you may be inadvertently overlooking. You can reduce sourcing costs by utilizing government and non-profit organizations that work with the long-term unemployed to find capable, pre-screened candidates. Hiring the long-term unemployed can also achieve business objectives: investing in local communities, realizing corporate social responsibility goals, and increasing the diversity of your hires.