Ex-offenders cannot get jobs. Yet employment is one of the most powerful tools against recidivism. How can a community–even a conservative city like Jacksonville–come to grips with helping ex-offenders obtain employment? Kevin will discuss the practical community benefits of providing job opportunities for ex-offenders, dispel some of the myths of why and how ex-offenders should not be hired, and demonstrate why job training is more “cost-effective” societally and financially than incarceration. MetroJacksonville is very proud to be a media sponsor of TEDxJacksonville. This great video of Kevin Hyde is from TEDxJacksonville 2015!
Kevin E. Hyde is a partner and employment lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. Hyde represents employers in a variety of human resources matters, and is managing partner of the firm’s Jacksonville office. Hyde speaks regularly at various programs and seminars, focusing on employment issues.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx