ATLANTA – Several employers committed to providing jobs regardless of an applicant’s past criminal history are hosting an Employment Fair and Career Development Seminar on Saturday, June 25 from 12 noon until 5 p.m. at the West End Library, 525 Peeples Street, S.W.
Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m.
The employment fair aims to find challenging jobs for people with challenges including those with a criminal background, said Atlanta City Council member Cleta Winslow.
“Former inmates are less likely to become repeat offenders if they work,” Winslow said. “Too many times a criminal background hinders an applicant from being hired, yet when a person is trying to do the right thing, they shouldn’t be punished.”
Winslow said reducing recidivism takes a partnership between people willing to work hard and employers willing to hire them.
Featured jobs on Saturday will include: construction, landscaping, warehouse and janitorial positions.
All job seekers are welcomed. Dress requirements include slacks and shirts for men and skirts or dress slacks and blouses for women.
The event is sponsored by Council member Winslow, the Employment Resource Center, PIERS Coalition, Atlanta Community Impact Program and the Atlanta-Fulton Library, West-End Branch.
For more information on the Employment Fair email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 404-752-8741.