Veterans with criminal backgrounds get second chance at job fair
Veterans with criminal backgrounds are getting a second chance at finding employment.
A job fair was held Friday at the National Guard Armory in Macon. It was to help veterans who are unemployed or under-employed with criminal backgrounds find a job.
Some of the veterans took part in a series of resume writing and job skills workshops earlier in the week to prepare them for Friday's fair.
"In order to get them back on track, we wanted to do a series of workshops to help them to come back and learn how to reconnect with the community and the employers that are here today," said Holly Smith with the Division of Child Support Services Fatherhood.
Smith says it's important to help veterans because of the service they provided for our country. She says they shouldn't be excluded due to a few bad decisions they may have made.