In this episode, Coffey and Cheri Garcia, who runs Cornbread Hustle–a staffing firm specializing in helping former offenders find work–discuss hiring individuals with criminal histories. They discuss how Cheri’s own experience with substance abuse led to her own downfall, how she turned her life around, and what employers can learn from her experience and the successes of other employers who’ve hired former offenders through Cornbread Hustle. 
Also, check out Coffey’s webinar, How to Fairly and Legally Evaluate Applicants’ Criminal History Information, at

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Cheri Garcia

Cheri Garcia is the Founder of Cornbread Hustle, a staffing agency for second chances. Cheri is passionate about helping people with criminal backgrounds and individuals in recovery find transformation through employment or entrepreneurship.
As someone who has re-invented her own life, Cheri wanted to create a company to help others do the same. Before starting Cornbread Hustle, Cheri found her first transformation and recovery through inventing a tanning bed and starting a career in the TV news industry. She later found recovery a second time, but through faith and a sober lifestyle.
With a strong background in marketing and PR, Cheri uses the skills she acquired to help individuals getting out of prison rebrand themselves to become the person they want to be and get noticed by the people they want to meet.

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  1. Robert Cagle

    Very interesting look at a group of employee that most people would not have considered.


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