How 70 Million Jobs Came to Be
About two months before I was released from prison, I began panicking. I was returning to the outside with nothing: no money, no home, no job. Nothing. What was I going to do?
Before spending 2 years in prison I was a partner at the infamous Wolf of Wall Street firm, Stratton Oakmont. Then I started my own firm, which got very big and made me very rich.
But a lot of what I was doing was crooked. I knew what I was doing was wrong, but I was greedy. Going through the process of paying fines, reimbursing investors and paying lawyers wiped me out. I was actually relieved when I went to prison. At least I didn’t have to worry about bill collectors harassing me or buying food.
I knew it would be tough when I got out of prison, but I had no idea it would be that tough. Friends deserted me. Business associates wanted nothing to do with me. Thank God my family stuck with me, or else I would have had nothing.
I realized that if the process of reentering society was hard for me, it had to be hard for a lot of my brothers and sisters who also did time. And that was when I came up with the idea for 70 Million Jobs. My team and I want to help YOU land a job. My personal goal is to find jobs for one million people.
We talk to large, national employers every day who are ready and willing to give people a second chance. And we want YOU to get a job with one of those companies.
Make sure to sign up so that we can send you information about great jobs in your area. And congratulations on starting this new chapter in your life.
Founder and CEO
70 Million Jobs