CUYAHOGA COUNTY, OH – Cuyahoga County is doing its part to provide people with criminal records opportunities for employment and a fresh start.
Who: Cuyahoga County Office of Reentry, Center for Employment Opportunities, and Ohio Means Jobs
What: Job and Resource Fair When: Thursday, April 28, 2022, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: The Hough Center (Old Salvation Army), 6000 Hough Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44103
As part of “Reentry Week 2022,” the job and resource fair will present open job and career training opportunities to residents who were formerly incarcerated. The event is free and open to the public.
“The ‘Reentry Week 2022’ Job and Resource Fair will bring together employers looking to hire, job training programs that can get you the skills to start a career, and resources to support you reaching long term employment,” said Devon Hickman, Chief Executive Officer of Center for Employment Opportunities.
Participating organizations include the Young Adult Resource Center, MPW Industrial Services, Greater Cleveland Food Bank, ASPIRE Greater Cleveland, Ohio Guidestone Workforce 360, UHCAN Ohio, Evergreen Cooperative Laundry, and EDWINS Leadership and Restaurant, among others.
Simeon L. Best, the Director of the Cuyahoga County Office of Reentry, said it is important to provide these opportunities for citizens returning from incarceration as they reacclimate themselves to society.
“The statistics show that second chance hiring is highly instrumental in sustaining an individual’s return to society after incarceration,” said Best. “Through this job fair, individuals will be able to provide for themselves and their families, thus reducing recidivism and creating safer communities.”
Reentry Week 2022 runs from April 23rd-April 30th. For more information about other Reentry Week 2022 activities, visit https://hhs.cuyahogacounty.us/divisions/detail/office-of-reentry.