|Restaurant industry to hire former inmates to ease labor shortage|
|By restaurantdive.com- Alicia Kelso|
The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation received a $4.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to develop model training and job placement programs for young adults who are currently incarcerated or who were recently incarcerated, according to Restaurant Business.
The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation will work with the U.S. Department of Corrections, community groups and state restaurant associations to create the job training program, called Hospitality Opportunities for People Entering Society (HOPES).
The program is being piloted in Boston, Chicago and Richmond and Hampton Roads, Virginia, where other programs — including Restaurant Ready and ProStart — exist.
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