About two months before I was released from prison, I began panicking. I was returning to the outside with nothing: no money, no home, no job. Nothing. What was I going to do?
Before spending two years in prison I was a partner at the infamous Wolf of Wall Street firm, Stratton Oakmont. Then I started my own firm, which got very big and made me very rich.
But a lot of what I was doing was crooked. I knew what I was doing was wrong, but I was greedy, and it cost me dearly. Going through the process of paying fines, reimbursing investors and paying lawyers wiped me out. I was actually relieved when I went to prison. At least I didn’t have to worry about bill collectors harassing me or buying food.
I knew it would be tough when I got out of prison, but I had no idea it would be that tough. Friends deserted me. Business associates wanted nothing to do with me. Thank God my family stuck with me, or else I would have had nothing.
I realized that if the process of reentering society was hard for me, it had to be hard for a lot of my brothers and sisters who also did time. And that was when I came up with the idea for 70 Million Jobs, the first employment platform for people with criminal records. We built a job board that attracted millions of deserving men and women, eager to land a job and lead a productive life.
While many large employers have partnered with us to gain access to the huge pool of untapped labor, those with records, many others told us that they preferred to work with a staffing agency, so we launched 70 Million Staffing. Like other staffing agencies, we are the hirer of record. Unlike other staffing agencies, all of our clients have some kind of record that has made it difficult for them to find a job. We expect to become the largest employer of folks with records in the United States, if not the world.
My team and I want to help YOU land a job. My personal goal is to find jobs for one million people.
So make sure to complete an application, and we’ll get back to you quickly. Companies are starting to realize how truly good workers with records perform on the job; they should know about you. And congratulations on starting this new chapter in your life.
Founder and CEO