Press Release

Second Chance Business Coalition Marks One-Year Anniversary

by Second Chance Business Coalition Apr 08, 2022

Second Chance Business Coalition Marks One-Year Anniversary
Growing List of Major U.S. Employers Delivering for People, Communities and the Bottom Line

Washington, DC, April 8, 2022 – The Second Chance Business Coalition (SCBC) is marking its one-year anniversary during April, which is also Second Chance Month. The SCBC promotes the benefits of second chance employment and provides major employers with a set of tools, relationships and expertise to provide career and economic opportunities to people with criminal records.

For all of us who are working to advance second chances, this has been a year of tremendous growth and energy,” said Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co. and co-chair of the SCBC. “Our member companies have rolled up their sleeves to tackle a range of key issues as they work to create opportunity for more Americans. I know there is much more that we will achieve in our second year and beyond.”

Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co.

We continue to be encouraged by the growing number of large employers that are working to provide second chance job seekers with a chance at meaningful employment,” said Craig Arnold, Chairman & CEO of Eaton and SCBC co-chair. “Our member companies represent a wide range of industries and demonstrate the business community’s increasing commitment to second chance hiring. They recognize that second chance hiring is good for their workforce, for their bottom line and for the communities where they operate.”

Craig Arnold, Chairman & CEO of Eaton

Since its launch in April 2021:

  • The SCBC has grown from 29 to 39 large employers.

  • The Coalition’s Year One Recap reported that 60% of member companies already had a second chance employment program underway.

  • The SCBC organized a series of member company spotlight sessions to discuss critical topics of interest, such as the legal considerations and corporate culture shifts that come with second chance employment programs.

  • The Coalition also promoted second chance internship programs to member companies and supported other training opportunities.

As the SCBC celebrates its one-year anniversary and Second Chance Month 2022, it is:

  • Preparing to release a publicly available second chance stakeholder map to help employers connect with supporting organizations nationwide;

  • Creating a practical onramps guide for companies looking to build second chance programs;

  • Launching an Atlanta regional pilot program to support second chance employment in a major U.S. metropolitan area, in partnership with the Manufacturing Institute; and

  • Hosting a session of the Dave’s Killer Bread Foundation corporate cohort training program for SCBC member company representatives.

The full membership of the SCBC now includes Accenture, Allstate, Aon, AT&T, Bank of America, Best Buy, BorgWarner, Cisco, CVS Health, Deloitte, DICK’S Sporting Goods, Eaton, Gap Inc., General Motors, The Home Depot, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Kelly Services, Koch Industries, Kroger, LKQ Corporation, Lowe’s, Mastercard, McDonald’s, Microsoft, Micron Technology, PepsiCo, Procter & Gamble, Prudential Financial, Inc., Randstad, Schnitzer Steel Industries, Target, Texas Instruments Incorporated, Union Pacific, Verizon Communications, Virgin, Visa, Vistra Corp., Walgreens Boots Alliance and Walmart.

Interested large employers can review the business case for second chance employment and contact the SCBC for more information at To learn more about our work, visit us at


The Second Chance Business Coalition (SCBC) is a cross-sector coalition of large, private-sector firms committed to expanding second chance hiring and advancement practices within their companies. Leveraging the support and expertise of its five partner organizations – Business Roundtable, the Society for Human Resource Management, Dave’s Killer Bread Foundation, Stand Together and the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business Pivot Program – coalition member companies will be equipped with best practices, technical assistance and support to increase the number of people with criminal records they hire and put them on a path to greater upward mobility. Learn more at