Hiring fair hopes to help people in recovery
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – The organizers of a job fair hope to get jobs for people in recovery from substance abuse.
The day-long Thursday fair at Portland Expo will feature at least 25 employers.
Jobseekers at the Southern Maine Recovery Workforce Initiative can also access resume and interview workshops and a closet of donated business-casual clothes.
ENSO Recovery CEO and founder Tim Cheney tells the Portland Press Herald that the surrounding community has a role in sustaining the stability of people in recovery by providing steady, rewarding employment.
Cheney says individuals living with substance use may have a criminal record or employment history that makes it hard for them to seek jobs.
Cheney says he aims to host more job fairs.