Job Fair for Returning Citizens

Second Chance Job Fair

The Second Chance Job Fair features employers who are “parolee-friendly.” Parolee-friendly employers consider many factors when making hiring choices—not only skills and qualifications, but the type of conviction and job duties/responsibilities.

Second Chance Job Fair
Saturday, August 21 | 12 to 4 p.m.
Madison Church* | 1401 Madison Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507

*PLEASE NOTE: This is an indoor, in-person job fair. The CDC currently recommends individuals wear a mask in indoor spaces, regardless of vaccination status. You do not need to register in advance to attend.

How to Prepare

Second Chance Job Fair Participating Employers & Job Openings

Offenses prohibiting hire
Bata Plastics IncKentForklift/Hilo – Pitch (2nd Shift)

Forklift/Hilo – Catch (1st Shift)

SSI Machine Operator (1st shift)

SSI Machine Operator (2nd shift)

General Labor: Sort

General Labor: Piecework

Factorial RestaurantsKentCrew Members

Criminal Sexual Conduct (CSC)
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation HospitalKentSecurity Officer

EVS Tech/ Housekeeping - Days/Nights

CENA/Nurse Tech - Days & Nights

Nutrition Services Representative

Medical Assistant

Purchasing & Inventory Clerk

- Criminal Sexual Conduct (CSC)
- Homicide or Murder
- Violent Crimes
G.A. RichardsKentBrake Press Operator

General Labor


Material Handler
- Criminal Sexual Conduct (CSC)
- Homicide or Murder
- Domestic Violence
Metro Health - University of Michigan HealthKentCentral Processing Tech/Sterile Processing Tech

Patient Care Technician

MA - Medical Assistant

Materials Handler


Referral Specialist

Behavioral Health Technician

Pharmacy Technician

- Homicide or Murder
- Violent Crimes
Challenge ManufacturingKentWeld Production Operator

- Criminal Sexual Conduct (CSC)
- Homicide or Murder

How to Prepare:

While you won’t be formally interviewing, these resources can help you present your best self during the phone discussion.


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