The City of Chattanooga, in partnership with the American Job Center and the Tennessee Department of Corrections, kicked off the New Life Career Prep and Job Fair today.
The event will continue through Friday, July 30, and is focused on connecting justice-involved individuals (generally known as ex-offenders) with professional development and employment opportunities.
The two-day event consists of career prep leading into a job fair on Friday. Both portions of the event take place at American Job Center in Eastgate Town Center.
On Friday, participants will leverage their new skills and resources to connect with potential employers at a job fair from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Ex-offenders seeking a fresh start will have the opportunity to network and interview with employers seeking qualified candidates, and hear a few words from Chattanooga Mayor Tim Kelly.
The Chattanooga Bar Association Young Lawyers division will be present to assist with expungements. Call 423-643-6705 to attend.