On March 31, 2023, President Biden proclaimed April 2023 as National Second Chance Month and called for the observance of the month with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities.
As a national leader in workforce development, KRA has been an advocate for the success of our returning citizens for decades, collaborating with local workforce agencies to deliver effective and compassionate services.
Many KRA jobseeker-customers face multiple barriers to sustainable employment. Therefore, KRA’s workforce programs strives to ameliorate a plethora of obstacles, e.g. educational and job-skills deficiencies, lack of adequate employment history, homelessness, et al—in addition to former incarceration.
Recently, our KRA DC Team participated in a Hiring and Educational Fair—sponsored by the Department of Employment Services’ Division of State Initiatives to connect DC residents with employers in the District-Maryland-Virginia area actively seeking local talent for opportunities in the Construction, Education, Healthcare, Hospitality, and IT industries.
The Fair was especially successful for KRA: we pre-screened 60+ candidates for open KRA positions; we initiated partnership talks with University Security and other companies to help our customers gain employment; and more than 100 participants signed up for Career Coaching!