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Fair Chance Job Fair on June 25, 2024

2024-05-29 08:00:00


Connect with over 25 fair-chance employers open to hiring people with a history of incarceration

To help ensure everyone has equitable workforce opportunities, GESMN is co-hosting a job fair with the MN Department of Corrections and Ramsey County Workforce Solutions to connect justice-impacted people with fair-chance local employers.

Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota’s (GESMN) mission is to eliminate barriers to work and independence. There are thousands of driven, talented Minnesotans who are often overlooked for careers with family-sustaining wages. GESMN's Reentry Program supports second chances by working with people exiting incarceration to connect them with resources that help stabilize their lives including mentoring, employment services and one-to-one case management.

The MN Department of Corrections’ EMPLOY Program is a voluntary employment services program providing work readiness and job search preparation in all 10 Minnesota Correctional Facilities and up to one year post-release. EMPLOY’s mission is to reduce recidivism by providing participants with the necessary tools to locate, gain, and retain employment. EMPLOY also provides education to employers about creating Fair Chance Hiring practices within their companies and the benefits of hiring justice-involved individuals.


  • Tuesday, June 25, 2024
  • 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
    (employers will break 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)



  • 1-1 help from career navigators

  • Resume and interview coaching

  • On-site computer lab and space to rest between interviews

  • Some employers are hiring on-the-spot, so dress professionally and bring your resume

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Registration is recommended but not required.


Ashton McGee Restoration
Bimbo Bakeries
Bison Builders
Central Processing Corp. 
Finishing Trades Minnesota
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International Paper
Liuna General Laborers
Met Council
Minuteman Press Uptown
MNGI Health

Olympic Steel
Phase One Enterprises
Prospect Foundry
Quanex Custom Components
Roof To Deck
Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community and Mystic Lake Casino
TPI Hospitality
Upper Lakes Foods
Wright Service Corp Tree Trimming


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