Job fair being held with special focus on former inmates looking for work

Job fair with special focus on former inmates looking for work

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - A job fair geared toward people trying to rebuild their lives is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 3.

It’s happening at the Main Library, located at 7711 Goodwood Blvd. from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eighteen employers will be there to talk with applicants. The fair is sponsored by the Capital Area ReEntry Coalition. It’s open to the public, with a special emphasis on men and women who were previously incarcerated.

“People who are coming for a hand up, not a handout, and get a chance to get out there and do something positive and be a positive part of society again,” said Flitcher Bell with the Capital Area ReEntry Coalition.

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