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‘Bridging the Gap’ forum to aid ex-offenders

6/27/2014, 6 a.m.

Ex-offenders seeking jobs and more education won’t want to miss DeKalb Workforce Development’s “Bridging the Gap and Breaking Barriers” forum on July 9.

The noon-to-5 p.m. forum will equip ex-offenders with the knowledge and resources to assist them in breaking barriers to employment, education and economic development.

Work readiness workshops will provide the knowledge and strategy necessary for a successful job search.

There will be an employer panel discussion on the hiring process between the business community and ex-offenders. Other topics include expungement assistance, transition and re-entry resources, employment evolution workshops, community agencies and resources, building a remarkable resume, bridging the gap through branding, and interviewing techniques.

The event is free to attend, but seating is limited and registration is required.

To register, visit http://conta.cc/1kHq2is.

For employers and community agencies, visit http://conta.cc/1yaizCx.

DeKalb Workforce Development is at 774 Jordan Lane, Building 4, in Decatur.

For more information, call 404-687-3400.