Second Chances – Ladder to Success for Ex-Offenders Workshop

Man Handshaking with Partners

Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible”, Francis of Assisi.

This workshop is designed to help individuals with background issues to successfully navigate the hiring process in Southwest Florida.

Do we get people jobs, No! There is only one person in this conversation who is “getting the job” and that’s you.

What our professional staff can do is assist job seekers overcome barriers to employment by:

  • Help develop an up-to-date resume for a specific job, personalized cover letter, and a letter of explanation that answers questions about gaps in employment.

  • Interviewing techniques to respond to gap in employment, i.e. it is recommended to always tell the truth followed by example.

Being incarcerated can be tough, but so can having a criminal record and looking for work.

It’s important to learn how to quickly respond to incarceration questions and rapidly follow-up with a positive learning experiences and personal growth responses.

As part of this program we can assist with a Fidelity Bond sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor for employers to consider hiring ex-offenders.  It is a way to protect the employer from any dishonesty, embezzlement, or theft from the job applicant.

For more information about the Federal Bonding Program, click here or visit one of our CareerSource Southwest Florida Centers.

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