State senator Wayne Langerholc says this “Recovery to Work” bill will provide an incentive to businesses in our area, to hire people battling addiction and recovery. He says funding for each business will start at $1,250 dollars.
“It was something to give, kind of to entice businesses to take that chance on individuals. You know the old saying, idle hands are the devil’s playground. We want to put individuals that are dealing with recovery to meaningful work, and enable them to get out of the cycle of addiction.”
Collaborating program supervisor, Becca Mull says this collaborative effort involves the Department of Labor and Industry, the Department of Health, the DCED, the department of Drug and Alcohol Programs, and the PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency. “Bringing all of that together was really important and we found that there were a lot of barriers for people in recovery specifically. If they have a felony on their record or other things like that, we want to be able to help them get connected to companies who are a little bit more of what we call felony friendly.”
Mull says the bill will also help people who are looking not just for a job, but a career, and to further solidify their journey towards one. You can email email@example.com with other questions.