Job Fair

Exciting News at CSI !!

On Thursday, March 19th 2015,000001secondchancebutton-smaller_0 Community Success Initiative, in collaboration with NC Works, held a very special hiring event. This event was the first of its kind, as it was specifically created for individuals who have had a negative encounter with the justice system and are searching for employment. Finding employment is one of the most difficult barriers facing our clients, and the event was a great success in moving forward the initiative to combat such unfortunate circumstances.

The event began with an information session for the employers, including discussion surrounding the latest incentives, including tax credits and the federal bonding program. At the end of the session, the doors opened, and employers met with potential hires until every person who attended was seen and spoken to. The energy was amazing, and those in attendance were able to be free of the stress associated with the rejection endured when disclosing a criminal record.

There were seven employers present, and others who had applications available. The employers were eager to participate, and knew that they would be speaking with, interviewing, and hiring folks with a criminal record. Forty-one CSI clients attended, and at least four have already received offers of employment.