Direct Hiring

Hire Qualified & Exceptional Permanent Employees

As an employer, you need staff you can depend on. CEO offers comprehensive staffing solutions at no cost to you. We can provide your business with pre-screened candidates who are carefully selected and matched to your needs.

CEO has a mission and track record you can trust. For nearly 40 years, we have been providing comprehensive employment services to individuals who were formerly incarcerated. Since our incorporation as a 501(c)3 in 1996, CEO has made more than 30,000 placements with employers like you.

Benefits of partnering with CEO

A pool of qualified candidates

Careful screening and assessment of applicants result in reliable, capable, and qualified placements for private- and public-sector employers.

Ongoing customer service & retention incentives

CEO works to ensure the success of our placements by supporting the individuals we place in your company for a full year. We also provide participants incentives for remaining employed with you for the year. 

Tax credits

By employing CEO participants, you become eligible for a variety of tax incentives, as well as the federal bonding program. We handle all of the paperwork, saving you time and money.

Training & Certifications

Depending on location, our participants may have access to CEO-sponsored training opportunities in the following areas, making them better prepared to support your employment needs:


  • Forklift License
  • Warehouse Safety
  • Electronic Pallet Jack and Dolly
  • Maximizing Loads/Loading for Trucks
  • Inventory Control
  • Reading Pick Sheets/Picking Orders
  • Tractor Trailer Simulation


  • OSHA 10 Hour Safety Training
  • Scaffold Training
  • Fireguard Training
  • Flagger Training
  • Carpentry


  • OSHA 10 hour General Industry Training
  • Qualifying Certificate in Food Protection
  • 8 hour Mental Health First Aid

FAQ for Employers

What is CEO?

CEO connects individuals who were formerly incarcerated with full-time employment opportunities in their communities. By putting our participants to work, we offer them the foundation needed to address the challenges of reentry. We also act as a valuable resource to local businesses, providing free employee recruitment, training, and retention services.

What services does CEO offer to employers?

CEO provides many of the services of an employment agency without any additional cost to you. We pre-screen all participants to ensure they are qualified for the positions you need filled, and only refer those we believe would be a good fit. CEO’s job developers are happy to meet with you to discuss your specific needs and answer any questions.

I need a position filled as soon as possible. How long does the process take?

We have an abundance of qualified participants who are ready to start full-time work immediately.

Is there a fee for services?

All screening, placement, and human resources services at CEO are provided free of charge.

To learn how CEO crews can meet your needs please reach out to [email protected].