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Job Seminar for Ex-Offenders

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EASTON, Md.- Those who walked through the doors of the Talbot County Career Center on Friday were looking to put their past behind them and start planning for the future.

A job seminar was held for ex-offenders. Job Service Specialist Dave Prossner said the goal is to help them get back on the right track.

"When they come out of prison, or are ex-offenders or have charges, a lot of times employers won't give them a second look," Prossner said. "A lot of times they can be really good employees if you just give them a chance and we try and give them the skills that they need to explain their past, how they can be an asset to a business and have some confidence."

Interview techniques, job applications and resumes were all topics discussed at Friday's seminar. Some say this meeting has provided them with something they lost: confidence.

"To have a positive outlook when I look for jobs, a lot of doors have been slammed in my face because of my background," said Angelia Banks of Trappe, Md.

Gabriel Davis is in his early 20s and knows that it is not too late for him to turn things around.

"I learned more programs that are out there for my benefit and there are things out there to help me out, plus getting back into the workforce and back into school and training," he said.

Inspiring many to have goals and motivation to accomplish their dreams.

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