New city program encouraging Louisville employers to hire former felons

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A new city program is encouraging Louisville businesses to hire former felons.

The initiative is called The Second Chance Supporting Business Certification. To be eligible, 10% of a company's employees must be formerly incarcerated.

John Doublin knows how hard it is to get a job out of prison.

"Every company I would try to talk to they said no, I reached out to 50, 60 companies," Doublin said.