Madisonville expo offers expungement for people with criminal records

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Madisonville is holding a Resource & Expungement Expo, Monday, from 1 – 4 p.m. at the Kentucky Career Center JobNet. (Image Source: MGN Online)

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (WEHT) — The Madisonville-Hopkins County Economic Development Corporation is holding a Resource & Expungement Expo, Monday, from 1 – 4 p.m. at the Kentucky Career Center JobNet.

Individuals with criminal records can meet with second-chance employers and local attorneys, perform free record checks with the Kentucky Division of Reentry Services, and learn about various programs, training opportunities and processes for sealing Kentucky misdemeanors and certain Kentucky Class D felonies.

“Retraining and placing people with criminal records and helping them thrive is perfectly aligned with our efforts in economic development, community improvement and enhancement of educational opportunities,” said Ray Hagerman, president of the Madisonville-Hopkins County Economic Development Corporation. “Also, we encourage any organizations interested looking into becoming second-chance employers to attend. There is evidence to suggest that people with criminal records tend to stay in their jobs longer and advance at the same rate as any other worker, so this is a potentially valuable pool of in-demand workforce.”

JobNet is located at 755 Industrial Road #3 in Madisonville.

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(This story was originally published on October 7, 2019)

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