Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota’s Business Development Manager James Houston reports that the first-ever Second Chance Career Fair was a great success, attended by more than 150 job seekers.
Goodwill-Easter Seals is committed to helping people overcome any barriers to work that they may face. The Second Chance Career Fair, which was held on July 22 at Goodwill-Easter Seals’ offices in St. Paul, was held to help address the challenges faced by individuals who have a criminal background when seeking employment.
The Second Chance Career Fair is one of the many recent events that Goodwill-Easter Seals has been a part of that are designed to connect employers with individuals looking to start a career.
“Each employer present took in between 25 – 50 resumes or applications that day and we continue to get positive feedback about how well the events are run and how well-prepared the candidates are.” James told us. “The job seekers who showed up that day represented 36 unique non-profit organizations and government agencies.”
Surveys will be going out to the employers who took part in this event to find out how many people will be given the opportunity to work.