Supporting individuals
with employment needs

Employment is a cornerstone of stability and recovery. It is directly tied to reducing recidivism and supporting positive self-image and growth. Employment offers an alternative to negative methods to make money or survive as well as provides stability that keeps individuals out of prison for many years to come.

If you’re looking for more information on fair chance employment, contact us.

How the F5 Project works with Fair Chance Employers

Employment helps people exiting the jail and prison system become economically stable and dramatically reduces their likelihood of returning to the system. As a hiring manager, business leader, or organization - this is where you can make an impact and help break the cycle of recidivism. Fair Chance Employers that work alongside F5 Project have found to have a good culture and believe in second chances for all.

Become a Fair chance Employer

Our friends over at D&M Indisturies are Fair Chance Employers - hear about their experience.

Then let’s have a conversation about what it would look like to have F5 Project participants be a part of your company’s work. Our intelligent, determined, and willing individuals are looking forward to being a part of a team that encourages and accepts them.


Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

WIOA is a federal program that is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy.

Individuals may have the opportunity to learn skills on the job rather than attending school. Funds may be available to help the employer with training costs when a connection can be made with an employer to train participants for a permanent job.

 formal contract between Job Service North Dakota and the business must be developed, signed, and in place prior to the individuals' employment start date.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)

WOTC is a federal tax credit available to employers who invest in American job seekers who have consistently faced barriers to employment.  Employers may meet their business needs and claim a tax credit if they hire an individual who is in a WOTC targeted group. This tax credit can be worth up to $9,800 per individual depending on the group(s) they would fall into.

Employers must apply for and receive a certification verifying the new hire is a member of a targeted group before they can claim the tax credit. After the required certification is secured, taxable employers claim the WOTC as a general business credit against their income taxes, and tax-exempt employers claim the WOTC against their payroll taxes.


The Federal Bonding Program (FBP) is an employer incentive to hire job applicants that may have background risk factors. The FBP been successfully providing fidelity bonds to employers, giving them access to job seekers and opening doors of opportunity.

FBP bonds protect the employer against losses caused by the fraudulent or dishonest acts of the bonded employe. Examples of such acts of employee dishonesty include: theft, forgery, larceny, and embezzlement. The program doesn’t cost the job seeker or employer. Employers receive the bond free-of-charge as an incentive to hire these applicants.  Each FBP bond has a $5,000 limit with $0 deductible and covers the first six months of a selected individual’s employment.



Below are just a few of the organizations that have become employment partners with F5 Project! They've employed many of our participants.

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Our employment partners can submit jobs to our job board! This is the fastest way to connect our F5 Project participants to open positions.

Resources Are Available

There are a wide variety of community resources also available for those in need. Find resources for recovery, employment, housing and shelters, and more on our resources page.