Second Chance Job Fair offers help to people with a criminal record looking for a job

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — This month, the Alabama Department of Labor, Alabama Career Center System and others will host a Second Chance Job Fair. It serves people looking for work who may have a criminal record.

Before the fair, employers and job seekers can attend a workshop to prepare for the fair. The Job Readiness Workshop will be Tuesday, May 22nd at the Birmingham Career Center on 4th Avenue South. You’ll learn how to dress for success, interview skills and develop a resume. Attendees will leave with a certificate of completion and a free professional resume to present to employers. Registration is required and seating is limited. Email here or call (205)582-5200 for more information. The workshop is from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

An Employer Workshop is planned for Wednesday, May 23rd from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It will also be at the Birmingham Career Center. Topics include benefits of hiring ex-offenders, tax credits and other financial incentives, and success stories. The Alabama Career Center System, Alabama Department of Corrections, Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles, and The Wright Way Company will take part in the workshop. To register, call or email at the information above.

The Second Chance Job Fair will be Wednesday, May 30th. It’s from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bill Harris Arena Crossplex in Birmingham. Right now, there are 50 confirmed employers and more are expected to be at the event. It’s important to bring a resume to the event but the Birmingham Career Center can help create one with you. Employers and job seekers can register for free online here or here

For more information on the Alabama Department of Labor and other upcoming job fairs, click here. You can also follow ADOL on social media: Facebook and Twitter

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