85 Broads in London - -
I had the opportunity to go to a fantastic event yesterday hosted by Working Chance, a recruitment and job coaching agency for women ex-offenders in London.
I am a supporter of Working Chance, but had not had the chance to hear from (large and small) employers (Like Virgin, Pret a Manger, and an ad agency) who are working with them, from the women ex-offenders who have gotten into great jobs, and from the professional coaching and recruitment team at Working Chance about their work.
These women were smart, energetic, go-getters, some with terrific work experience already, some with less, who are keen to get back into the workforce after they exit prison. Many of them are open to starting as volunteers, for the work experience.
I was so taken with them and wanted to be sure that the 85 Broads Community knows about them, and thinks about calling Working Chance when you have an open position that they could help you staff.
They also work with employers to address their questions and concerns about hiring ex-offenders, and they pride themselves on only sending qualified candidates for any position.
Just want everyone to know about them. They do events from time to time where prospective employers can come and meet a pool of applicants.
Next week, they're doing a "mock" employment fair… in case anyone wants to attend -- this is a great experience for the women, to hone their interaction / interviewing skills.
If you're interested to learn more, connect them to an employer, support them financially, or anything… contact Clare Howe - below.
Their Chief Exec, Jocelyn Hillman, is also a great speaker, spokesperson.
Catalyst at Large
IF INTERESTED IN WORKING CHANCE - CONTACT:
Claire Howe|Senior Recruitment Consultant
Claire Howe <Claire@workingchance.org>