Strengthening Your Business

The federal and state governments provide tax incentives for employers who hire individuals with criminal records.  OpenDoors will help you to identify and apply for financial incentives for which you may be eligible.

  • Work Opportunity Tax Credit: The federal government offers the WOTC to any employer that hires an individual within one year of their relase from prison. WOTC is a $2,400 tax break for each formerly incarcerated person you hire.
  •  Federal Bonding: Rhode Island is purchasing a number of federal bonds that are available at no cost to you to insure for losses and can be effective the first day a new employee starts work.
  • Other Opportunities: OpenDoors is always looking for additional ways to make it easier for you to hire our clients. You may be eligible for a number of other tax credits or grants, and we will work with you through this process.

For more info please contact our Employment Program Coordinator at 401.781.5808  or


Job Placement

Let us help you find the best candidate for the job.
Our Promise to You:

  • We will confidently recommend individuals who are thoroughly screened and ready to work
  • We will recommend individuals who meet your specific needs
  • We will recommend workers that we have observed to be reliable and responsible, and ready to go the extra mile
  • Clients hired through our program will be honest and upfront with you about their past, and about their desire to leave the streets behind them
  • We will work with you to access financial incentives, bonding, and other opportunities for which you may be eligible
  • We will ensure that your new employees have ongoing access to the resources they need to succeed
  • We will work with you and the client after placement to address any issues and ensure a lasting relationship

Preparing Clients for the Work Environment and Supporting Workers and Employers


Transitional Employment

We are always looking for additional sites for transitional employment for our clients. If you have a temporary workforce need or an interest in partnering with OpenDoors, please contact our Employment Program Coordinator at 401.781.5808 or


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