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Former Inmates are getting jobs and changing their lives

The Employment Security Department is partnering with the Department of Corrections to teach former inmates how to find and keep a job.

In the past year two-thousand former inmates have found jobs through the Worksource program.

Offenders leaving prison say their number one goal is to not come back and sixty percent stick to it thanks to this program through Worksource and Goodwill.

Inmates being released are given information on how to get back into the work force and many are taking advantage of this opportunity to make a better life for themselves.

The whole idea of the program is to help the inmates not return to a life of crime but instead become productive citizens.

Businesses interested in considering ex-offenders as a potential employment option can contact Worksource for more information.

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