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Beacon of Hope sets goal of creating 500 second chance jobs

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Beacon of Hope Business Alliance is setting a goal of creating 500 second chance jobs.  

The Beacon of Hope Business Alliance, an extension of the Nehemiah Manufacturing Company, recognizes a need and is launching a community-wide effort to pave the way to successful Second Chance hiring with a free breakfast event called Employing Mercy. 

The Employing Mercy event takes place on Friday, May 13, 2016 from 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. at the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal.

The free event offers an opportunity to learn how to partner with Beacon of Hope to make a positive difference to the bottom line while improving the lives of men and women in our community.

Online registration for CEOs and business owners is available through the Beacon of Hope website or here.

Goals of Employing Mercy:

  • Connect companies with social service agencies
  • Obtain pledges of 500 new second chance jobs (Nehemiah Manufacturing has hired 80 second chance employees since 2009)
  • Inspire more participation in the Beacon of Hope Business Alliance

“Every year, nearly 2,000 Second Chance Citizens are released from prison into Hamilton County,” said Dan Meyer with Beacon of Hope. “Providing access to Second Chance jobs is key to the success of these citizens and our whole community.  By teaming with highly skilled social services in our community, we can help people change their lives by providing market-rate, employment.”

Employing Mercy is a chance for local business owners and CEOs to make a positive impact on a pressing social issue while being connected to valuable resources to support their businesses. 

Visit BeaconofHopeBA.org for additional information.

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