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April 26, 2016

Help give 500 individuals a second chance

Beacon of HopeUnderstanding how to hire the “hard to hire” is essential to the success of the local business community and of individuals in need of a second chance.  The Beacon of Hope Business Alliance recognizes this need and is launching a community-wide effort to pave the way to successful Second Chance hiring with a free CEO/business owner breakfast event called Employing Mercy.

The Employing Mercy event takes place on Friday, May 13, 2016 from 7:30 – 9 a.m. at the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal. This event is sponsored by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Xavier University, and Lawn Life featuring free breakfast and free parking. Online registration for CEOs and business owners is available through the Beacon of Hope website, www.beaconofhopeba.org or at employingmercy.eventbrite.com.

Goals of Employing Mercy:

  • Reach local CEOs and business owners
  • Connect companies with social service agencies
  • Obtain pledges of 500 new second chance jobs
  • Inspire more participation in the Beacon of Hope Business Alliance

“Every year, nearly 2,000 Second Chance Citizens are released from prison into Hamilton County,” said Dan Meyer with Beacon of Hope. “Providing access to Second Chance jobs is key to the success of these citizens and our whole community.”

Employing Mercy is a chance for local business owners and CEOs to make a positive impact on a pressing social issue while being connected to valuable resources to support their businesses. Second Chance jobs make all the difference – exchanging prison for productivity – and a better life for everyone in the community.

Other events will take place throughout the weekend as part of Outpouring Mercy in Cincinnati. Visit www.beaconofhopeba.org for additional information.

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