Job seekers get employment and job training information from the Homeboy Industries booth at the Hollywood WSC Second Chance Career and Resource Fair
The Hollywood WorkSource Center held its Second Chance Career and Resource Fair on May 7, 2019, providing an opportunity for individuals released from prison or with a history of involvement with the justice system to meet with re-entry friendly employers.

Approximately 260 job seekers attended the job fair, where 40 employers were on-hand offering jobs in construction, healthcare, hospitality, retail, transportation, security and other fields.

Re-entry resource providers were also available at the fair, including the LA County Public Defender, which offered information on offense reduction or expungement under Prop 64 along with other services.

Residential re-entry provider Behavioral Systems Southwest and GRYD provider Breaking Through Barriers To Success were also in attendance, among other organizations and offered help to job seekers and their families to mitigate personal barriers toward a new career and provide a second chance for success.

Learn about the various programs and benefits offered through EWDD Employment Services and WorkSource Centers.

This story is part of the EWDD UPDATES from the week of May 20, 2019. Read this issue and more.