According to recent statistics, roughly 13 per cent of Canadians have a criminal record.
These are usually minor offences that can create barriers for mobility, travel, and especially employment. Yet even with the strong demand for employees in Alberta’s bustling economy, there is often wariness or reluctance to hire these workers.
To explore why, the Calgary Public Library and Alberta Human Services are hosting a two part program: Committed to Work: Dealing with Criminal Records.
The morning session, Calgary's Overlooked Labour Pool, is geared towards career practitioners and employers and will focus on hiring strategies, best practices, and great stories, with representatives from Cargill and Devon Energy, lawyers, and more.
Calgary's Overlooked Labour Pool (for Employers)
8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, February 25
Central Library, 2nd Floor John Dutton Theatre
616 Macleod Trail SE
(Access the theatre entrance from Macleod Trail)
Join us for a coffee, great conversations, and a reminder of the great resources available to support and encourage the engagement of this vulnerable population.
You can register either on the Library’s Program link, or through Eventbrite.