INDIANAPOLIS (May 19, 2021) —IndyGo has adopted a Second Chance hiring initiative, intended to promote re-entry into the workforce and increase the pool of qualified applicants from which IndyGo can hire. IndyGo recognizes that there is a stigma associated with a criminal record that has resulted in significant obstacles to obtain employment. This new policy will help level the playing field for applicants who may be highly qualified but have had a criminal conviction.
Under this new policy, IndyGo will not make inquiries into an applicant’s criminal background until a conditional offer of employment has been made. If an applicant’s criminal background includes a conviction within the last seven years, IndyGo will conduct an individualized assessment of the situation.
“IndyGo’s service is all about opportunity – connecting riders to education, employment, and our community,” said Inez Evans, President & CEO. “This policy helps us to extend employment opportunities to even more qualified candidates, and gives those with a criminal history a fair chance at employment.”
While IndyGo is committed to offering a second chance to otherwise qualified applicants who have a criminal background, there are exceptions to the rule. Applicants who have been convicted of felonies or misdemeanors for crimes against a child are not eligible for consideration under the new policy. The new policy does not apply to positions which a federal, state or local law disqualifies an individual based on criminal background.
IndyGo is hiring mechanics, professional coach operators, and administrative staff. Learn more about job openings and IndyGo’s hiring process at https://www.indygo.net/employment/.
IndyGo, the Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation, is committed to connecting the community to economic and cultural opportunities through safe, reliable, and accessible mobility experiences. The IndyGo Red Line is the nation’s longest fully-battery electric bus rapid transit line, besides California, and provides 15 minute service through the heart of Indianapolis. To learn more, visit our website, follow us on Twitter @IndyGoBus, or call 317.635.3344.
Lesley Gordon, Vice President of Communications and Marketing
317-559-4952 | Lesley.Gordon@indygo.net