December 11, 2019
    11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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    Skookum Contract Services
    4525 Auto Center Way
    Bremerton, WA 98312
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    Untapped Talent: Employer advantages of giving a fair chance to the hidden workforce

    This event has been approved for HRCI and SHRM credit.


    Come and find out some of the many advantages to hiring Justice Involved job candidates. Learn how to:

    • Tap into Washington's hidden workforce 
    • Appropriately screen job candidates
    • Find Community Partnership Opportunities

    Participants will learn about relevant federal programs available to benefit employers such as:

    • Free $25,000 bonding programs
    • Work Opportunity Tax Credits
    • Certificates of Proficiency


    You will have opportunities to:

    • Meet and connect with individuals released from Correctional Industries
    • Hear their stories of success and challenges
    • Review their resumes
    • See how this talent can help fill open vacancies


    About the speaker: Deanna Rodkey, a Career Specialist with Correctional Industries, a division within the Washington State Department of Corrections, will be speaking on how to connect with individuals releasing from Correctional Industries, and giving us tips on how to tap into Washington's hidden workforce! Deanna will share valuable information about the Washington State Job Training program, a service provided through Correctional Industries. She will explain the value of hiring someone releasing from CI and help us understand whether someone who has served time in the prison system is truly ready to change his or her life. She will help us answer some tough questions, such as why we as employers should care about this talent pool, and whether these individuals deserve a second chance.


    Still have holiday shopping to do? finish it up at the wshrma silent auction! auction takes place during the luncheon and all proceeds benefit the shrm foundation. (Cash/check only)


    The use of this official seal confirms that this Activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®)  criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.



    WSHRMA is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP professional development credits (PDCs). This program is valid for 1 PDCs. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit shrmcertification.org.




    $30.00 Member Ticket

    $40.00 Non-Member Ticket