West AlabamaWorks!, the Tuscaloosa County District Attorney’s Office and several area employers are partnering up to host a hiring event specifically targeted at qualified men and women with criminal histories.

According to a press release WAW! spokeswoman Khadijah Torbert, the hiring event will take place on August 30th and will feature employers who are looking to hire those who need a second chance at employment.

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Torbert said one-in-four Americans has a criminal record and that should not automatically exclude them from the workplace.

“A good job is key to one’s dignity and self-worth," said Tuscaloosa County District Attorney Hays Webb. "Our whole community benefits when everyone has an opportunity to work and to provide for themselves and their family.  We are grateful for the relationships that make this possible."

Second Chance Hiring Event Information

Tuesday, August 30th

McDonald Hughes Center

2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

No experience is required to attend or apply to jobs, and some interviews will be conducted on-site.

This event is specifically designed to assist those looking for a second chance for a promising career but it is also open to anyone looking for work, not just those with a rap sheet.

Those attending the hiring event on August 30th will complete their profile in WAW's Career Connect system by visiting westalabamajobs.com.

After the event, follow-up interviews may continue to take place for several days depending on the number of registrants and resumes received.

West Alabama Works serves Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Marengo, Pickens, Sumter, and Tuscaloosa counties.


(Source) Click here for more from West AlabamaWorks! Also, you can click here for the West AlabamaWorks! kiosk.

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