A job fair today (Friday) in Mitchellville will aim at a rather select workforce. The job fair’s at the women’s prison in Mitchellville. Organizers with Iowa Workforce say it’s all part of rehabilitating inmates by giving them a chance now to prepare for their future employment.
The Iowa Correctional Institute for Women offers job training for prisoners serving their time, in fields from clerical and office work to construction, laundry, landscaping, and trades work. Earlier this week Workforce had commitments from 13 employers who plan to be at the Job Fair, and 100 inmates.