Challenge: The managers at AZ Structural Laminators needed to find a steady work crew to fulfill orders in their growing business assembling wooden beams for Arizona construction industry.
Solution: The Labor Partnership team was able to find qualified inmate workers to supplement their civilian work crews. This successful partnership began in 2008 and, prior to the Covid crisis, employed 30 inmates each day (on average) from the ASPC Winslow prison complex to supplement their work crew at their Eagar, AZ facility. They have hired numerous former inmates after their release as full time employees. Though no inmates are currently available to travel outside the prison, they hope to be able to provide job skills training to inmate work crews again after the pandemic.