Baby Boomers retiring en masse and the Great Resignation which has about 1 in 4 U.S employees resigning post COVID-19 have created a void of employable talent. Employers are tapping into a talent pool that they may have shied away from previously -individuals with criminal records. Recent research from SHRM found that most of us would be proud to work for an employer who hires those with a criminal record or those who have been incarcerated. Close to a million people are released from prison each year. Rather than perpetuating a cycle of purposelessness and poverty – the very drivers that cause individuals to commit crimes – let’s make new choices. Walk the talk. Here is an opportunity to be inclusive and diverse. President Joe Biden has named April “Second Chance Month” and has challenged employers to remove obstacles that prevent those with criminal records from getting jobs and to provide quality job training during incarceration. Federal “ban-the-box” legislation was introduced in March 2021 that will prohibit employers from inquiring about criminal history. “Fair-chance-hiring” is a policy with the purpose of providing for the disproportionate number of incarcerated Americans who are Black and brown.