Dismas Charities Corpus Christi Holds 5th Annual Second Chance Job Fair

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On April 9, the Corpus Christi facility co-hosted their fifth annual and hugely successful Second Chance Job Fair. Several hundred individuals, many of which were immediately offered employment, attended the event, designed to find employment for those with a criminal history. The Fair started as a challenge to Dismas from then-FCI-Three Rivers Warden Dan Joslin. In a recent letter to Corpus Christi Director Mike Corona, Joslin noted he was “encouraged by you and your dedication to the people you serve both at your facility and the community at large. You were always an inspiration to me and I learned much from your passion and experience.” According to Corona, other hosts at this years event included the Division of Rehabilitation Services, Goodwill Industries, Nueces County Corrections and Supervision, State Parole, U.S. Probation, and Three Rivers. The nearly 30 participating employers and resources included the Texas Attorney General, Texas Veterans Commission, AARP, Stripes, Ainsworth Trucking, Turner Industries, Unique Employment Services, Muniz Electric, American Auto & Collision, IMS Fire & Safety, USA Foundation Repair, IHOP, New Energy Transport, Cintas, Corpus Christi Produce, Command Center, Mosca Custom Boats, Sprint Safety, Evergreen Industrial Services, Home Depot, Omni Hotel, Lowe’s, Women’s and Men’s Health Services, Hammons Educational Leadership Program, Del Mar College Transportation Training Services, Craft Training Center, Workforce Solutions, and La Quinta Inn & Suites. Guest speakers included Nueces County Commissioner Joe A. Gonzalez and Municipal Court Judge Missy Medary, both of which underscored the importance of hiring those with a criminal history.

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