2009 Re-Entry Career and Community Resource Fair


For Immediate Release

Contact: Kerry Koonce: (515) 281-9646
Brenda Tart:(515) 281-9624

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2009 Re-Entry Career and Community Resource Fair
Believing In The Power To Change, Building Lives, and Changing Minds!

DES MOINES - Iowa Workforce Development, along with the Iowa Department of Corrections, U.S. Federal Probation, Spectrum Resources, Urban Dreams, Creative Visions, Iowa Employment Solutions, and The Director’s Council will be sponsoring their 2nd annual Reentry Career and Community Resource fair to be held on Thursday, February 19, 2009 at the Polk County Convention Complex, 501 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa from 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

This event will be open to the public but is intended to give job opportunities to ex-offenders as well as provide resource information. National statistics show lack of employment opportunities is the single greatest reason for high recidivism rates that translate into an increase in crimes each year and wasted taxpayer dollars, both of which can be averted through gainful employment for an offender.

If you are a company who believes in “Second Chances” and would like to contribute to the ability of these job seekers to turn their lives around please contact Brenda Tart at Iowa Workforce Development (515) 281-9624. Additionally, contact us to learn more about fidelity bonding at no cost for the first six months on any offender you may hire.