HAN member Mass General Brigham’s commitment to hiring and training individuals with barriers to employment was showcased by the Boston Globe. Three years ago Brigham and Women’s Hospital created an apprenticeship program for individuals who had been chronically unemployed. All applicants with a nonviolent background are considered for the program.
From the article:
“These are people who have gone through challenges and come out the other side,” said [Bernard Jones, Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s vice president, value-based care, public policy and administrative operations,] who hopes to expand the program throughout the Mass General Brigham system. “How do we create a durable pathway for people whose access to mobility has been limited or denied by structural issues?”