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​April is Reentry Month

April Reentry Month features programs and events tailored to meet the needs of the adult reentry population by streamlining the process of reintegration into gainful employment and community life.
Please see below for events happening this month and get back on the path to employment.


​Employer Engagement Series

Wednesdays April 17 and 24 from 12 to 2 p.m.
Ocotillo Library & Workforce Literacy Center

Members of the reentry population have a chance to network throughout the month with employers open to hiring qualified candidates with background barriers to employment.

April 17, AZ Hire Me Job Fair

Meet with dozens of employers from a wide variety of industries (openness to background barriers may vary)

April 24, Find Employment with Levy Concessions

Little to no experience required (background friendly excluding violent crimes and theft)

​Wage Claim Clinic

Wednesday, April 24 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Burton Barr Central Library

Community members including the reentry population gain access to legal information and consultation regarding wages owed by an employer. Local attorneys Dan Bonnett of Martin & Bonnett P.L.L.C. and Nina Targovnik of Community Legal Services, Inc. discuss legal options for those owed money or overtime pay from current or former employers. Clinic in partnership with Arizona Employment Lawyers Association.

​Reentry Expo and Second Chance Job Fair Illustration of people connected by white lines

Tuesday, April 30 from 12 to 7 p.m.
Burton Barr Central Library

This expo is focused on helping individuals who have barriers to employment due to a prior arrest or conviction. Presented in partnership with ARIZONA@WORK; United States Probation Office, District of Arizona; and Community Legal Services. Additional Services provided by Dress for Success and St. Joseph the Worker.

Registration

Noon
2nd Floor College Depot Digital Classroom

Registration with Arizona Job Connection at azjobconnection.gov is required to participate in the job fair.

Workshops & Success Stories

1 to 2:30 p.m.
1st Floor Pulliam Auditorium

These workshops are designed to assist adults in the reentry population in improving their job prospects. Attendees gain the opportunity to access AWEE/A New Leaf and ARIZONA@WORK's free services, listen to success stories, and be the first to meet the employers present for the job fair.

  • How to Share Your Legal History

  • How to Work a Job Fair

  • How to Keep a Job

Suit Up with Dress for Success & St. Joseph the Worker Mobile Unit

1 to 4 p.m.
Outside east entrance parking lot

Free professional attire, resume, or application help is made available to job seekers hoping to make a positive impression with potential employers.

Second Chance Job & Resource Fair 

3 to 5 p.m.
2nd Floor College Depot Auditorium

This fair provides opportunities for reentry job seekers to connect with reentry-friendly employers from multiple industries. Attendees can bring copies of their resumés and wear a free professional outfit obtained onsite during the expo.

Set Aside Clinic

4 to 7 p.m.
2nd Floor College Depot Digital Classroom

Community members with an Arizona conviction in their background may qualify to set aside their conviction and restore their civil rights. Community Legal Services attorneys provide a free presentation and clinic.

Before attending the clinic, determine eligibility by calling (602) 258-3434 or picking up an application at a CLS office (locations at www.clsaz.org)

Please note that felony records cannot be expunged, sealed, or deleted, and not all convictions can be set aside. Non-qualifying convictions include sexually motivated crimes and/or crimes requiring registration.


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