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Savannah Impact Program Job Fair Being Held Wednesday

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It can be hard to find a job in this economy, but even more difficult if you have a criminal record.

One group in Savannah has made it their mission to help bridge that gap.

The Savannah Impact Program is dedicated to helping those who are high risk get back on their feet.

Tomorrow, the Savannah Impact Program -- or "SIP" -- is hosting a job fair that will not only help many find employment, but could also reduce crime.

Statistics show that a big part of crime in Savannah is committed by repeat offenders, and it's been proven that often a lack of a job is what leads them back to a life of crime.

This time, they are partnering with Precincts 2 and 3, because both areas have a high number of repeat offenders.

The Savannah Impact Program has been around since 2001. It's a part of the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department's "positive policing" effort. The program works with former offenders on interview and job skills that will help them to get and keep a job. Savannah Impact also builds partnerships with local businesses willing to offer job opportunities to people with a record working to reenter the community.

The job fair is set for 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. Wednesday, at Bull Street Baptist Church's College Center, at 17 East 31st Street. Some of the featured employers include the City of Savannah, Savannah Technical College, the US Army, and Jan-Pro International.

For more information, call 912-651-4350.

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