New IL Law Allows Convicted Criminals to Get Jobs in Healthcare
Gov. JB Pritzker signed SB 1965 which makes it possible to obtain a job in healthcare if you've been arrested or convicted of a crime.
While applicants would still need to be qualified for the job, this would give over 4 million people in Illinois tremendous opportunities.
4.2 million people in Illinois have either been convicted of a crime or arrested. That’s nearly half of the 9 million people who live in Illinois. (according to the governor and Chicago-based Safer Foundation).
Opportunities are often non-existent for those that have been arrested or convicted. A law like this helps prevent a return to criminal behavior.