TDOC & TDLWD To Host Free Virtual Career Fair
Friday, January 22, 2021
The Tennessee Department of Correction and the Department of Labor and Workforce Development will hold a free virtual career fair today for justice-involved individuals. The Second Chance Hiring Event is a way to support individuals that have been formerly incarcerated or under probation/parole supervision and have had difficulty securing employment as a result. This event will bring together employers that are looking to hire skilled workers and create an inclusive workforce.
According to West Tennessee Probation Parole Officer and Employment Specialist Mary Raney, the virtual hiring event is important because COVID-19 has forced many employers to stop hiring or accept applications in person.
Employers participating in the virtual job fair are ERMCO, Tyson, Hamilton-Ryker, @Work, and Adient, just to name a few. Officer Raney said Amazon will also have Middle and East Tennessee representatives available.
Officer Raney added that offenders who are under TDOC supervision attended a Job Readiness class at the Probation Parole Office to prepare for the event.
The event will be from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM today. Register at portal.premiervirtual.com/event/register-jobseeker/3538-second-chance-hiring-event-justice-involved-individuals.
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