BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – Jefferson County District Attorney Danny Carr and The Church at Brook Hills will host the first, Second Chance Hiring Event. This free event will feature employers and resource providers offering help and opportunities to formerly incarcerated people.
The Birmingham Career Center, in partnership with several faith-based organizations in Jefferson County, is bringing a Second Chance Hiring Fair to Birmingham
It will take place from 10 a.m. until 2:00 p.m at the Boutwell Auditorium, located at 1930 Reverend Abraham Woods Junior Blvd.
Jefferson County District Attorney Danny Carr says the purpose of this free event is to empower people and give those who deserve it, a second chance. He says it also a way to help fight and decrease crime by getting more jobs to those who have been incarcerated. The goal for the event is to give those convicted felons, those who want and need a second chance at a new life after a life of wrongdoing.
Over 100 employers and the staff from the Birmingham Career Center will have booths to provide information and resources about career center services. Employers will be on hand conducting interviews and hiring people on the spot. Over 300 job seekers registered
Other partners event partners include Hope for Life Ministries, Prison Fellowship, Thrive Together, Offender Alumni Association, Community Care Development Network, WorkFaith Birmingham, and Creature Builds.
A list of some Employers participating:
America’s Best Concrete Construction
Associated Grocers of The South, Inc.
Automation Personnel Services
Ballard Enterprises, Inc
Bama Budweiser of Shelby County
Buffalo Rock – Pepsi
Durham Housing Services
Father Nature Landscapes
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Formel D USA Inc.
Global Team Staffing
Goo-Goo Car Wash
Greater Birmingham Humane Society
Hardee’s/ GBL Ventures
Heat & Frost Insulators Local 78
Home2 Suites-RAM Hospitality
Jefferson County Commission
Jim ‘N Nick’s BBQ
Marriott Hotels (Sheraton/Westin Birmingham)
Mister Car Wash
Onin Staffing Birmingham Center Point
Personnel Board of Jefferson County
RL Delivery Solutions Corporations
Schulte Building Systems
SK Services, LLC
Southern Hospitality Home and HealthCare
Tecta America Southeast, LLC
The Dannon Project
The Fish Market
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Thompson Tractor Company
TSF Sportswear Distribution Center
Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center
Tyson Foods, Inc
US Census Bureau