Hamilton County's re-entry program hosts job fair for inmates

Terrence Jackson, right, speaks with Paige Snell, the program director/clinician for The Transition House of Tennessee, during a job fair at the Silverdale Detention Center on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 in Chattanooga, Tenn.
photo Terrence Jackson, left, talks with Ronald VanHoozier, the human resources director/corporate trainer for Chattanooga Goodwill Industries, Inc., during a job fair at the Silverdale Detention Center on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 in Chattanooga, Tenn.

A group of about 11 men gathered in the education room of Silverdale Detention Center for a small job fair Wednesday morning, ready to present their resumes to potential employers.

The men are all current inmates nearing their release dates, said Wendy Harris, supervisor for the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office re-entry program. No women were in attendance because most did not have release dates set, she said.

This is the second time a job fair has been held at Silverdale, but it's the first time the re-entry program has hosted it.