Saturday, October 15, 2011

Jobs Fair – Must have been convicted of a felony to attend

Detroit, Michigan – The city of Detroit has high unemployment, and no one has a tougher time finding work than an ex-con. So Detroit recently held a job fair strictly for ex-cons. More than 200 jobs were available, and no one who had not been convicted of a felony was eligible to attend. “That group (ex-convicts) has difficulties finding jobs,” City Council President Charles Pugh (Picture) said in an interview with Detroit Public Radio. “A lot of times, folks who come out (of jail) and get roadblock after roadblock and door closed, they give up and some of them re-commit crimes because they feel that’s their only option.”  more  

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