The Westchester County Office of Economic Development (OED) today announced it has partnered with ConConnect, a platform connecting justice-impacted people with service providers and employers in real-time through technology and a graduate of the Element 46 startup accelerator, to host a job fair for the formerly incarcerated and justice-impacted on November 30 at Yonkers Riverfront Library, which is located at 1 Larkin Circle in Yonkers.
Westchester County Executive George Latimer said: “Westchester County is fully committed to inclusive employment. We understand that the reentry process can be overwhelming and securing a steady job is an important part of reintegrating into the community. We are pleased to have many fair chance employers from across the County joining us for this important event.”
Bridget Gibbons, Westchester County Director of Economic Development, said: “The Office of Economic Development is invested in connecting all residents to meaningful employment. The companies joining us for our job fair for the formerly incarcerated are all open to meeting new talent and employing individuals who are working through the reentry process. We look forwarded to connecting our residents who were formerly incarcerated and seeking employment to find new job opportunities.”
Andre Peart, Founder and CEO of ConConnect, said: “ConConnect is redefining reentry and equal opportunities through technology and connections. We are excited to partner with Westchester County to connect individuals who were formerly incarcerated with fair chance employers who can help them to secure employment.”
Westchester County is home to fair chance employment champions such as Lowes.
For more information and to register for the job fair, visit: bit.ly/FairChanceJobs.
About The Westchester County Office of Economic Development: The Westchester County Office of Economic Development works to improve the County’s economic well-being and quality of life. This includes a broad range of activities to attract, create and retain jobs, and to foster a resilient, pro-growth and inclusive economy. For information, visit https://westchestercatalyst.com/.