IU McKinney, U.S. attorney’s office sponsor post-incarceration job fair

The Community-Wide Job Fair and Resource Fair on Friday aims to make the transition from prison to employment a bit easier.

United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana Josh J. Minkler, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Dean Andrew Klein and Public Action in Correctional Efforts (PACE) Executive Director Rhiannon T. Edwards announced a partnership Tuesday to help bring community-wide resources and a job fair to individuals returning to central Indiana after having been incarcerated.

Employers participating in the job fair that hope to fill a range of positions include: City of Indianapolis-Marion County Human Resource Division, IndyGo, Goodwill, FedEx, Comcast, UPS, Jiffy Lube, Penske Logistics, Home Depot, the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

Job fair participants will be able to meet with a range of community service providers including Indiana Department of Workforce Development, PACE and Independence Job Corps.

Members of the IU McKinney Law School community will be managing the resource fair with the assistance of Indiana Legal Services; the Marion County Bar Association; and local law firms including Faegre Baker Daniels, Bingham Greenebaum Doll, Ice Miller and Barnes & Thornburg.

The resource fair will focus on providing free brief service and advice in the areas of record expungement, child support, license reinstatement and specialized driving privileges. The fair will also aid with resume drafting, SNAP/HIP 2.0 questions and applications, as well as Section 8 and low-income housing information.

The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at Light of the World Christian Church, 4646 N. Michigan Road, Indianapolis.

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