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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Carolina

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Pee Dee Reentry Job Fair & Expo

Florence, South Carolina – The United States Attorney’s Office, the South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services; SC Works; SC Vocational Rehabilitation; SC Department of Social Services; and the US Probation Office are continuing their statewide partnership to help individuals with prior criminal backgrounds secure employment.

The Second Annual Pee Dee Reentry Job Fair & Expo is being held Wednesday, September 27, 2017, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Vocational Rehabilitation Office, 1947 West Darlington Street, Florence.

This fair, which targets the Pee Dee region, is part of an annual series of fairs, including the Low Country, the Upstate, and the Midlands.  The partner organizations structure these expos for South Carolinians with a criminal record in order to provide some focused support to these motivated job seekers.

“Studies have demonstrated the transformative impact a job has on individuals. Our state partners have tremendous expertise in hosting these resource fairs and we welcome the opportunity to work with them with a goal of full employment for all South, including specifically individuals with a criminal history,” said U.S. Attorney Beth Drake.  “We are excited to connect those who attend with employment opportunities and other critical resources and help.” 

The fair and expo will include area employers and other organizations that support the employment process to include the Alston Wilkes Society and the Greater Employment Advocacy Association.  Probationers, parolees, or any individual with challenges in their background are encouraged to attend. Employers from varied industry will be present, including construction, manufacturing, and food services. Employers will be receiving resumes and available to discuss job opportunities at their places of business. The event will also feature workshops on how to seek expungements and pardons of prior criminal convictions.

Professional dress is required. Discounted SLED criminal background checks will be available on site. 

Any interested employers or vendors should inquire with Diana Goldwire at (864) 315-9751 or dgoldwire@dew.sc.gov or Vickie Tyner at vtyner@dew.sc.gov

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Joe Brewer (864) 282-2121
Updated September 13, 2017