DV8 Hosts Employer Engagement Forum to Encourage Hiring of “Second Chance” Employees

DV8 Kitchen employs people recovering or out of prison and hopes to inspire others to do the same

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) — DV8 Kitchen in Lexington hires people recovering from or just getting out of prison looking for their “second chance.” On Thursday, the restaurant is hosting a business engagement forum to encourage others to follow their lead.

DV8 says its employer engagement forum will show companies the benefits of using second-chance employees and help demystify some of the common misconceptions about hiring them – like not being cleared by HR or for reasons of employment. ‘assurance.

DV8 says people looking for a second chance are just that, people. DV8 cautions against letting biases against these people stop you from hiring them.

“What we don’t have is a lot of people who want to employ people in second-chance jobs. So the supply, the supply is good but the demand is tough,” says Rob Perez, owner of DV8 Kitchen. “We are trying to convince other employers to try to help as a second chance or transitional employee.”

The employers’ forum will be held Thursday afternoon from 3-5 p.m. at DV8 Kitchen/867 South Broadway. The KY Reentry Resource Guide states that this course is eligible for 2 hours SHRM PDC.