This is Derek Miller, Speaking on Business. Having a criminal record is a common and massive problem that keeps people out of needed jobs and hurts our workforce. In fact, one out of every four Utahns has a record. Rasa CEO & Founder Noella Sudbury shares more on how we can address this issue.
Studies show that 9 out of 10 employers ask about criminal records, making it incredibly difficult for people with even minor records to obtain a job, better pay, stable housing, or otherwise move forward with their lives.
However, clearing a criminal record can make an almost immediate difference in someone’s economic mobility.
Just one year after the clearance average just go up by 20%. To help with this workforce issue, Rasa created a new web application that offers easy and affordable record expungement, we partner with employers to offer this as a benefit to their employees and provide services to people with records themselves.
Most HR professionals who have hired people with criminal histories think their quality of work is as high as or higher than the work of employees who don’t have a criminal record.
Our advice is to get started now. In July Government fees will go up substantially so if you have a record you will want to apply before then.
Rasa is on a mission to make it easy and affordable to clear old and minor criminal records and create opportunities for businesses and employees. For more information, visit the Rasa Legal website. I’m Derek Miller with the Salt Lake Chamber, Speaking on Business.