An upcoming event will offer Northeast Ohio businesses an opportunity to learn about hiring individuals re-entering society. “The Re-Entry Business Summit: Building Evolution, Supporting Transition,” will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 15 at The Cleveland Convention Center. Nearly 20 sponsors, from state agencies to retail businesses, are collaborating on the free and public event.
The summit will focus on the opportunities available for businesses to participate in re-entry and will provide guidance, as well as legal advice, tax credit information and real-life examples of the rewards, both personal and professional, in hiring returning citizens and building stronger neighborhoods.
Organizers say their goal is to connect individuals re-entering society and employers seeking to hire motivated individuals ready and committed to starting a new career. Speakers include Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish, Judge Nancy Margaret Russo of Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Re-Entry Court, Director Gary Mohr & Regional Director Todd Ishee of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, as well as successful business owners. They will discuss the overwhelming success of current re-entry programs and how your company can benefit from participating in this important effort. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 216-225-0198.
United Way of Greater Cleveland’s 2-1-1 service connects re-entering citizens to nearly three dozen local services, including mentoring, job training, parenting skills and personal finances. To learn more, visit www.211cleveland.org.