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Expungement clinics, job fair this week in Memphis

One clinic is set for Tuesday, April 5, at the Pursuit of God Church in Frayser. The other is Friday, April 8, at the Shelby County Office of Reentry.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — For those convicted of a crime who need help getting into the job market, there are two events this week that could help.

The Shelby County District Attorney General’s Office announced an expungement clinic and job fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, at the Pursuit of God Church at 3759 N. Watkins in Frayser.

The fair includes representatives from the DA’s office, the Tennessee Department of Safety, and Maximus Child Support. Information is also available from the Criminal Court Clerk’s office, General Sessions Court Clerk’s office, and Drive While You Pay.

According to the American Job Center, at least 13 back-ground friendly companies will be attending Tuesday's event. More than 50 positions are available and hourly wages start at $13/hr and can go up to $22 an hour for most positions. If you have your CDL, some positions are paying $1,200 to $1,800 a week. If you do not have experience or can get your records cleared, the job fair is still available to you. 

Jobs being offered Tuesday include lawn care, auto mechanic, warehouse, distribution, construction, apartment ground keeping, CDL, and Non-CDL driving positions. 

About 90 misdemeanors and felony convictions can be cleared in Tennessee. The state law provides that a person with exactly two eligible misdemeanor convictions or exactly one eligible misdemeanor conviction and one eligible felony conviction can now get both charges expunged.  To learn more about expungement and determine eligibility, go to www.scdag.com/expungement.

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development’s Office of Reentry (OOR) is also celebrating National Second Chance Month with a Second Chance Resource Fair.

It all happens Friday, April 8, 2022, at the Shelby County Office of Reentry at 1362 Mississippi Blvd. from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

There will be an expungement clinic held by Access to Justice, applications for state identification, driver's license duplicates and renewals processed by the Tennessee Department of Safety, Medicare education, and enrollment by Aetna, and a mobile American Jobs Center will provide on-site registration for the Jobs4TN program.

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