Dave’s Killer Bread Coming to Humboldt to Share Why Hiring Ex-Offenders Works for Employers
Local employers interested in learning about non-conventional channels for recruiting job candidates are invited to attend the Humboldt Second Chance Program’s employer recruitment event on Wednesday, January 11, from 1p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sequoia Conference Center, 901 Myrtle Ave. Eureka.
The Humboldt Second Chance Program (H2CP) is a new effort launched to help foster successful employment of ex-offenders. Project partners include the Humboldt County Workforce Development Board, Employment Training Division, Probation Department, Sheriff’s Office, College of the Redwoods and the Dave’s Killer Bread Foundation, which is the nonprofit arm of the Milwaukee, Oregon based organic bread maker. The company’s co-founder and 30 percent of their employees are ex-offenders. After rapid growth and great success, the company started a foundation that encourages and helps employers successfully employ individuals with criminal backgrounds.
“Dave’s Killer Bread Foundation (DKBF) was invited to participate to share the methods behind their success,” said Connie Lorenzo, Employment Training Division Manager of the Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services. “At our event they will share evidenced based hiring and onboarding practices, as well as effective training and retention processes. Attendees will also learn about wage subsidies available as employers train and on-board their new employees,”
The event is open to both private and non-profit employers. No registration is required. For event information,
contact Lynette Mullen at 707-845-0467 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For program information, contact Connie Lorenzo, ETD Program Manager at 707-441-4607 or email@example.com.