Workforce Success Story Submitted By:
Baltimore County Office of Workforce Development

Meet Justin

Workforce Challenge

Reeb Millwork, located in Barclay, MD, is one of the largest distributors of custom millwork products on the East Coast. Its 200+ employees almost double the town’s population.
Known as the Delmarva Sash & Door Company for 113 years, the Barclay location was bought recently by the Reeb family of Reeb Millwork.

Justin Benges – 26-years of age – applied to participate in On-the-Job Training through the JD NEG (Train-to-Hire) grant received by Reeb Millwork. Justin would have been eligible to participate IF he had not been previously incarcerated.

Workforce Solution

Reeb Millwork and DLLR Business Services were able to obtain a Federal Bonding letter, enabling Justin to participate in the training.

Outcomes & Benefits

A comprehensive Individual Training Plan (ITP) was created, and Justin has become a productive & dependable employee.

Obtaining employment is an important component of offender reintegration into the community. Former offenders who maintain steady work and strong social ties are less likely than those who do not to recidivate. A former offender can face difficulties finding and keeping employment for many reasons. Employer bias and screening are two barriers that many offenders face in seeking employment.

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