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Jun 21, 2022   |  By Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh City Council gives approval for partnerships to hire formerly incarcerated people

Pittsburgh City Council has given the final go-ahead for the city to begin two partnerships — one with an organization that helps employ people who have recently been released from jail, another to refurbish old electronic devices.

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Jun 21, 2022   |  By Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Editorial: Is Pittsburgh serious about helping the recently jailed get back to work?

Sometimes the best solution is to try to kill two birds with one stone. Pittsburgh City Council is doing that with a proposal to get work done while giving employment opportunities to people who have recently been in jail.

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Jun 20, 2022   |  By Pittsburgh Tribune Review

Pittsburgh council advances measure to help recently incarcerated people find jobs

Pittsburgh City Council on Wednesday advanced legislation that would allow the city to enter an agreement with a nonprofit to provide temporary employment opportunities to recently incarcerated individuals.

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Jun 16, 2022   |  By Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh working on partnership to find employment for recently incarcerated people

Pittsburgh City Council on Wednesday gave preliminary approval to creating a partnership between the city and the Center for Employment Opportunities, a nationwide organization that helps provide temporary employment to people who were recently released from incarceration

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Jun 09, 2022   |  By Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Editorial: Jamming the revolving door between prison and the streets

More than any other reason, released prisoners end up back in jail because they can’t find dignified work that pays a decent wage. Mr. Burgess’ proposal would establish a partnership with the Center for Employment Opportunities to provide transitional work for people coming out of prison.

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Jun 08, 2022   |  By WPXI

Pittsburgh councilman introduces legislation that would provide jobs for former inmates

The city of Pittsburgh has 10,000 vacant lots that need care and former inmates who need new careers. Councilman Ricky Burgess sees the chance to help both.

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Jun 08, 2022   |  By WESA

Pittsburgh Council delays vote to 'strengthen' bill regulating pedestrian stops by police

Pittsburgh City Council on Tuesday held off on giving final approval to a bill that would regulate pedestrian stops by police in order to consider suggestions for amending the bill.

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Jun 08, 2022   |  By TRIBlive.com

Pittsburgh councilman wants to provide temporary jobs for recently jailed people at no cost to the city

Legislation introduced to Pittsburgh City Council Tuesday would urge the city to explore employment opportunities for recently incarcerated people.

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Jun 08, 2022   |  By Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

City council considering new legislation surrounding policing and incarceration

Pittsburgh City Council proposed two new ordinances during Tuesday’s meeting, one to approve a contract for an outside consultant to analyze the city’s police force, the other to create a work program for people recently released from incarceration.

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