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Media Advisory: New Beginnings Job Fair

Wednesday, April 13, 2011 | 09:41am

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.
WHERE: Hartman Park
  2801 Tucker Road
  Nashville, Tennessee  37218

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