Work to Break The Cycle
SHELBY COUNTY GOVERNMENT WANTS TO HIRE YOU
Benefits of Working for Shelby County Government
Providing employment can help people get back to work and back to contributing to the economy while reducing recidivism and improving public safety.
Underemployment of persons with criminal histories has significant consequences on the economy. THE GDP of the United States was reduced by $78-$87 billion in 2014 because ex-offenders were unable to fully participate in the labor market.
It also cost taxpayers $80 billion a year to incarcerate America’s 2.4 million prisoners, and this doesn’t include the cost of families affected by the loss of income, payments associated with visitations, or legal fees.