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Meet Brian Barry

Jul 22nd, 2016 • Success Stories
After being incarcerated for 24 years, Brian Barry was hired by RecycleForce and made the decision to turn his life around. As a demanufacturing specialist, Mr. Barry takes apart electronics that are recycled to remove and recycle the different components. Along with acquiring certifications to do his job as a demanufacturing specialist, he has also … more »

RecycleForce Awarded $1.3M USDOL Training to Work Grant

Jul 8th, 2016 • RecycleForce News
We are excited to announce that RecycleForce has been awarded our second USDOL Training to Work Grant of $1.3 million! This grant is part of the Obama Administration’s efforts to break the cycle of poverty, crime and incarceration. The awards provide services for at-risk youth, as well as currently and formerly incarcerated individuals. This grant … more »

Meet Mr. Robinson

Mar 10th, 2016 • People, Success Stories
RecycleForce employees receive training to not only work in our facility, but also they earn certifications that can help them obtain jobs with other companies around the city. One of the partnerships RecycleForce has is with Indianapolis Department of Public Works (DPW). One RecycleForce employee, Justin Robinson, has proven that dedication and hard work can … more »

Meet Hobart Woodfolk

Jan 22nd, 2016 • People, Success Stories
Before I was working here, I had a job but it was a dead-end job. It wasn’t making ends meet, it was paying for my child support. I told my case manager at re-entry court that I needed to find another job, so he referred me to RecycleForce, and it has helped me out a … more »

Benjamin Young, Man of Steel

Jan 7th, 2016 • Success Stories
This is the best place I’ve ever worked for, hands down, no question. Everybody here is my friend, it’s like they’re my family. January 9 will mark three years here. Through that time, I’ve accomplished so many things like getting my license back, staying out of jail and my wife and I just closed on … more »

Where Do I Begin

Dec 28th, 2015 • Success Stories
*Guest post by Nikki Hart In the last year I have been so blessed with so many amazing opportunities. I was at a crossroads where I was sure I wasn’t going to be able to make it on my own and convinced myself of that. I didn’t see any light at the end of the … more »

Opportunity Knocks for RecycleForce Employees

Sep 18th, 2015 • Success Stories
Guest blog by RecycleForce employee Karen Hill As a new addition to the RecycleForce Family, Mr. Milton Horton is hard at work to regain his life after a recent incarceration. Currently at the Duvall Work Release Center for men, Mr. Horton is striving to prepare for his December 2015 release by interviewing for a full-time … more »

Guest Post: Re-entry Program Needs

Sep 3rd, 2015 • Re-entry
*Guest post by Richard Wise Employers should band together in formal tracts (7-10 major employer groups) to develop and implement in-house formal, collective processes and programs with shared best practices to recruit, train, improve and sustain a more meaningful quality of life to a larger subgroup of the formerly incarcerated (ex-offenders) population, even ex-felons. As … more »
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