SAN DIEGO BUSINESS JOURNAL (By: Jared Whitlock) September 25 – October 1, 2017 — At Sheffield Platers‘ 21,000-square-foot manufacturing center in Sorrento Mesa, employees haul, cut and inspect metal parts.
It’s unglamorous and often tough work, which puts some would-be employees off. But many who express gratitude at working there are graduates of Second Chance. The non-profit provides ex-offenders training to re-enter the working world.
Sheffield president Dale Watkins is passionate about helping ex-offenders restart their lives, echoing other employers interviewed for this article. Getting back into the workforce can be tough given the stigma surrounding those who have done time.