Restaurant owner hires former prisoners due to hiring drought

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Restaurant owner hires former prisoners due to hiring drought. Alicia Vitarelli reports during Action News at 4 p.m. on September 13, 2018.

A restaurant owner in Colorado is making headlines for how he's handling a hiring drought.

Apparently, it's been hard to find good help, so he got creative and started offering those jobs to people who could use a second chance, ex-convicts.

Frank Bonanno just opened a new restaurant called Milk Market.

Bonanno needed cooks, wait staff and hosts, but filling the jobs was harder than he thought. This was for a number of reasons, from the local economy down to the booming restaurant business in Denver.

So, he opened up his search to prisons and half-way houses.

Bonanno says he's been working with non-violent offenders and so far, it's been a win-win for all.


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