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DeKalb Workforce Development to host job readiness program for ex-offenders

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DeKalb Workforce Development will host a “forum, “Bridging the Gap and Breaking Barriers,” on Wednesday, July 9, noon – 5 p.m. at 774 Jordan Lane, Bldg. #4, Decatur.

 

The forum will equip ex-offenders with the knowledge and resources to assist them in breaking barriers to employment, education and economic development. The workshop is part of newly launched

 

DeKalb County Council of Recidivism and Re-entry program.

 

Work readiness workshops will be held to provide the knowledge and strategy necessary for a successful job search. The highlight of the event will be the employer panel discussion, which will facilitate candid conversation between the business community and ex-offenders regarding the hiring process.

 

Other topics include expungement assistance, transition and re-entry resources, employment evolution workshops, community agencies and resources, building a remarkable resume, bridging the gap through branding, and interviewing techniques.

 

The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required due to limited seating.

 

Returning citizens may register online at http://conta.cc/1kHq2is. Employers and community

agencies may register at http://conta.cc/1yaizCx.

 

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