This report examines the barriers to employment for ex-offenders in Florida based on current law and practice, and recommends reforms to the system to improve opportunities for ex-offenders to find jobs.
Key Findings and Recommendations Based on Governor's Executive Order Requiring an Inventory of Florida's Employment Restrictions
How many Floridians are potentially impacted by employment restrictions.
The three types of job restrictions and their sources.
How the severity of restrictions varies.
What types of occupations are most affected by restrictions.
Nearly 40% of jobs in Florida are either subject to criminal background checks or restrictions in hiring based on criminal history.
Employment restrictions vary broadly based on the nature of the crime and of the job, and range from time-limited restrictions to lifetime bans.
The task force found that restrictions vary even for similar occupations.