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Employers can receive $5,000 fidelity bonds, free of charge, as an incentive to hire job seekers that do not qualify for commercial fidelity bonds. This program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, has a 99% success rate nationwide, as only one percent of the workers receiving bonds have proven to be dishonest.
The U.S. Department of Labor established The Federal Bonding Program in 1966 to provide Fidelity Bonds for “at-risk," hard-to-place job seekers. The bonds cover the first six months of employment at no cost to the job applicant or the employer. The Federal Bonding Program is a unique hiring incentive tool that targets individuals whose backgrounds can pose significant barriers to securing or retaining employment, including:
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