Media Advisory: New Beginnings Job Fair
NASHVILLE - One of the biggest challenges faced by ex-offenders upon release is trying to find a job. Studies have shown that meaningful employment is an important factor in determining whether someone re-offends and ends up back in prison. However, many ex-felons lack the necessary job training skills and find few employers willing to give them a chance.
For that reason, State Representative Brenda Gilmore is joining with the Nashville NAACP, the McGruder Center and several community organizations to sponsor a job fair for ex-felons.
The New Beginnings Job Fair will be held on April 23 at Hartman Park. The fair will provide information on job training; resume writing and an opportunity to apply for jobs. Ex-offenders will also learn how to get their voting rights restored and housing information.
|WHAT:||New Beginnings Job Fair|
|WHEN:||April 23, 2011|
|10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.|
|2801 Tucker Road|
|Nashville, Tennessee 37218|