Hundreds of Ex-Offenders Expected at Job Fair

1 decade 2 years 3 months ago Tuesday, August 07 2007 Aug 7, 2007 Tuesday, August 07, 2007 3:09:29 AM CDT August 07, 2007 in News
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - About 500 ex-offenders are expected to participate in a job fair today at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. The event is being hosted by the federal probation office for Eastern Missouri. City, state and federal ex-offenders will have a chance to meet with employers and representatives of apprenticeship programs. Organizers say the job fair is one part of a larger effort to help former offenders succeed in life after prison. The efforts have reduced recidivism and the unemployment rate of ex-offenders.

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