VERMILION COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — One group is trying to curb high unemployment. The local rate is one of the highest in the state at nearly 5%.
Leaders of Danville Restoring our Community say it’s not that there aren’t any jobs; it’s that, for some people, factors like arrests or poor resumes are putting jobs out of reach.
Group leaders are trying to help people overcome those obstacles. Thursday night, they’re having a job development fair at the Laura Lee Fellowship House, from 5 – 7 pm.
Recruiters from the VA, Quaker and McLane will be there. Officials will help people sharpen their resumes.
In June, the group’s expungement program starts. People with criminal records can apply to have them sealed making it easier for those with offenses to get hired and back on the right track.
Another job fair is scheduled for June 16.