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This New York bakery wants to teach its 'open hiring' practices to other companies

For more than 30 years, Greyston Bakery in Yonkers, New York has been baking sweet treats to sell around the country. While their brownies fill the tubs of Ben and Jerry’s, the company’s motto goes much deeper: “We don't hire people to bake brownies, we bake brownies to hire people.”

Greyston Bakery practices open hiring, or employing individuals regardless of education, work history or social barriers — namely language skills, previous incarceration or homelessness. Greyston recently launched its Center for Open Hiring to inspire other business leaders.

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