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Untapped Talent - Returning Citizens

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Name: Untapped Talent - Returning Citizens
Date: March 26, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:

Stable employment is a vital pathway to financial stability for returning citizens and a key factor in reducing recidivism. 
Nearly 6,000 individuals statewide return to communities seeking employment so they can rebuild their lives. When returning citizens work, they can showcase, strengthen, and develop skills. Earning income contributes to buying power and asset building while also giving individuals an opportunity to transform their financial capability. Join the conversation about the importance of employers seeking untapped talent to fill positions and how community organizations are building relationships to connect employers with returning citizens.


11:00 - 11:30 Networking and lunch 
11:30 - 11:35 Welcome and introductions                        
11:35 - 11:55 Business case for hiring re-entry, Barriers to Hiring
                      overview and Employer Best Practices 
                       Marvin DeJear, Evelyn K. Davis Center and
                       Justin Bogers, Goodwill of Central Iowa
11:55 - 12:30  Employer Highlight:
                       Jodi Allen, Seneca Companies and
                       Lindsay Fett, Broadlawns 
12:30 - 12:40 Participant Story
12:40 - 12:50 Funding Options
                       William Berning, Iowa Works
12:50 - 1:00   Call to Action
                       Pat Steele, Central Iowa Works 


*This event will also be live-streamed via YouTube. You can access the stream by clicking here.
Evelyn K. Davis Center
1171 7th St. 
Des Moines, Iowa
Date/Time Information:
Thursday, March 26, 2020
11AM - 1PM
Contact Information:
Sanjita Pradhan
Free to Attend 
$12 optional lunch or you can bring your own

This event will also be live-streamed via YouTube. You can access the stream by clicking here.