The office of U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler, along with the IU McKinney School of Law, will host a job and resource fair in Indianapolis Friday. The event targets individuals who have previously been incarcerated.
The event will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Julia Carson Center at 300 East Fall Creek Parkway North Drive. Minkler’s office says the goal is to help re-entrants meet with local employers from a wide range of industries.
"Reintegrating individuals into our community from federal and state prisons is a responsibility I am passionate about," said Minkler. "For me, this is a public safety issue. Gainfully employed re-entrants are much less likely to commit crimes. I hope our community shares my commitment to assist these individuals in becoming contributing citizens."
Some of the employers at the job and resource fair include:
- Eskenazi Health
- Mays Chemical Company
- Barber Construction
- All Building Trades
- Associated Builders and Contractors
- Golden Corral
- Labor Union – Local #20
- Professional Building Maintenance
- Sheet Metal Workers #20
- Jiffy Lube
Minkler’s office says other construction and union organizations will be on hand as well. The event will also include free assistance in resume writing, interview skills and mock job interviews. Participants can also receive assistance with application etiquette, dress for success and job readiness.