GTL, a trusted partner that connects those affected by incarceration with the resources and support necessary to achieve success, today announced a new partnership with 70 Million Resources, which helps connect people with criminal records with second chance jobs.
GTL will include parts of 70 Million Resources’ online platform, including its national employment site, 70 Million Jobs, the first national, for-profit employment site for people with criminal records, on the tablets it provides to jails and prisons throughout the United States. Additionally, GTL will feature 70 Million Resources’ Commissary Club, the first social network for this population.
“This is an unprecedented opportunity for us to reach millions of men and women in prison,” said Richard Bronson, Founder/CEO of 70 Million Resources. “It’s enormously positive and productive when incarcerated folks start thinking about earning a living prior to their release. This helps us establish our brand early, so it can be part of a returning citizen’s reentry strategy on Day One.”
“Second chances are something that all returning citizens deserve, and yet there currently are not enough resources available to help them,” said Jessica Artz, GTL Executive Vice President, Human Resources. “At GTL, we believe reentry begins at intake, and we are committed to providing avenues for rehabilitation and transformation. We see this partnership with 70 Million Resources as an opportunity to help incarcerated individuals better prepare for reintegration into our communities. Gainful employment is critical to reentry success, and now there is an easier way for them to find employers that believe in giving them this second chance.”
GTL’s innovative technology currently provides incarcerated individuals access to a wide range of content, including educational resources, entertainment, and electronic communication services. 70 Million Jobs’ job board features hundreds of thousands of “second-chance friendly” job opportunities throughout the United States.
For over 30 years, GTL has worked side-by-side with correctional facilities and government agencies to provide imperative technology solutions to over 1.2 million incarcerated individuals across the globe. These solutions facilitate meaningful connections, provide educational opportunities, enable successful reentry, and strengthen operational efficiency. GTL is headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, with an employee presence throughout North America and was recognized as a 2021 Top Workplace USA by Energage. To learn more about GTL, please visit www.gtl.net, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.
About 70 Million Resources, Inc.
Based in Los Angeles and a graduate of Y Combinator, 70 Million Resources manages 70 Million Jobs, the first national, for-profit employment platform for people with criminal records, and Commissary Club, the first social network for this population. Its founder/CEO Richard Bronson was himself incarcerated in the early 2000s for security law violations. It has been successful in facilitating employment for thousands of men and women. For more info about 70 Million Resources, contact info@70MillionJobs.com.