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U.S. Attorney hosting job fair for ex-prisoners

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Posted at 5:52 AM, Apr 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-08 05:52:35-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- One of the hardest things previously incarcerated people face is finding a job after they get out.

The U.S. Attorney's Office is sponsoring a job and resource fair in Indianapolis on Friday to help those people.

The job and resource fair will be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the Julia Carson Center at 300 East Fall Creek Parkway, North Drive.

Some of the employers at the job fair will be:

  • Eskenazi Health
  • Mays Chemical Company
  • Goodwill
  • Barber Construction
  • All Building Trades
  • Associated Builders and Contractors
  • Golden Corral, Labor Union - Local #20
  • Professional Building Maintenance
  • Sheet Metal Workers #20
  • Chipotle
  • Jiffy Lube

The U.S. Attorney's Office collaborated with the Indiana University McKinney School of Law to host the event.

Representatives from the McKinney Law School will be on hand to provide information about child support and criminal record expungement. There will also be help with resume writing, interview skills and mock job interviews. 

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development, PACE/OAR and Keys to Work will also be on hand to help with application etiquette, appropriate dress and job readiness.

"Reintegrating individuals into our community from federal and state prisons is a responsibility I am passionate about," said U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler. "For me, this is a public safety issue. Gainfully employed re-entrants are much less likely to commit crimes. I hope our community shares my commitment to assist these individuals in becoming contributing citizens."

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