Offering a Fair Chance

“Fair-chance hiring” means judging a candidate by their present assets, not solely by their past actions.

For our latest monthly update video, we check in with Rayshun Holt, program director of Beacon of Hope, a fair-chance hiring initiative launched by Nehemiah Manufacturing and now operated by Cincinnati Works.

The Beacon of Hope Business Alliance was born at Nehemiah Manufacturing, as a way to share the lessons they learned in incorporating returning citizens into their workforce – and to encourage other employers to do the same. Cincinnati Works assumed operations in 2019. You can learn more about it at