PALMDALE – If you were formerly incarcerated and are now looking for another chance through steady employment, then you may be interested in an upcoming job fair.
The “Not Forgotten” Network Team will host a resource/job fair for formerly incarcerated job seekers from 12 to 4 p.m., Friday, November 18th, at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center at 38350 Sierra Hwy, Palmdale.
The job fair is open to job seekers with misdemeanor or felony backgrounds. There is no cost to attend the job fair and an RSVP is not required.
First preference at the Job Fair will be given to job seekers who attend the New Contributors “First Impression Certified” Workshop, which will be held from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., November 16, 2011, at the South Valley WorkSource Center, 38510 Sierra Highway, Palmdale, CA 93550. The workshop targets job seekers who were formerly incarcerated and covers:
- Overcoming barriers to employment
- Building a new identity
- Work readiness skills
- Resume techniques
- Interview techniques
- Tips on dressing for success
- Job fair etiquette
A certificate of completion will be provided at the end of this workshop, which will enable job seekers to be the first in line to see employers and resource organizations that hire/service the formerly incarcerated at the “Not Forgotten” Resource/Job Fair on November 18.
To register for the “First Impression Certified” Workshop, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 661-265-4954. Organizers say those attending the workshop should have a resume and be “Dressed for Success.”
Both events are being presented through The South Valley WorkSource Center in collaboration with the “Not Forgotten” Network Team, which includes Paving the Way, New Beginning Outreach Foundation, Antelope Valley WorkSource Center, Goodwill, EDD, Prison Fellowship, and Antelope Valley College.
The events are an effort to open doors to employment for formerly incarcerated job seekers that have the will and desire to make a change in their life for the betterment of themselves and the community, say organizers.
The group is also seeking more businesses that are open to hiring formerly incarcerated job seekers. Contact 661-208-4941 or email@example.com for details.