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Is there any company in the Dallas, Texas area that hires ex felons?

Question by Debi H: Is there any company in the Dallas, Texas area that hires ex felons?
My son will be getting out of prison soon and he will be looking for a job on the Dallas area. I heard it is tough to find a job when your an ex felon, but I am wanting to know if this is true or not.

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Answer by gustavo6723
Project RIO
(Re-Integration of Offenders)
Texas is not without its success stories. Project RIO (Reintegration of Offenders) through the Texas Workforce Commission provides help to freed offenders, and the prison system offers vocational training to inmates. The connections are obvious: a job means a better chance to succeed.
-Austin American Statesman, Editorial August 22, 2003
Project RIO is administered by the Texas Workforce Commission in collaboration with Local Workforce Development Boards, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ), the Windham School District and The Texas Youth Commission (TYC). The project provides a link between education, training and employment during incarceration with employment, training and education after release.

The program is designed to reduce recidivism through employment. Numerous studies have shown reduced recidivism rates for employed ex-offenders. Even when one takes into account other factors such as age, risk score, race/ethnicity and type of previous offense, post-release employment reduced rearrests and reincarcerations.

Services are offered to program participants pre- and post-release. An individualized treatment plan is developed to identify a career path for the offender and to guide placement decisions. Prior to release, a comprehensive evaluation is conducted to assess the needs of the offender and assist in the selection and placement in Windham, college, TDCJ and TYC programs. The evaluation process is a multi-step approach that includes information gathering, goal-setting, program placement and offender self-assessment.

Project RIO staff encourage participants to take advantage of educational and vocational services and assist offenders in obtaining documents necessary for employment. Unit or facility staff also provide placement services to give offenders practical work experience in their areas of training.

“He told me he’d prove himself in a short period, and he was 100 percent right…He’s probably our lead guy in the shop” -David Wendt, owner of Nailhead Spur in Llano, quoted in Texas Workforce Solutions, July 2005, speaking about his Project RIO Employee.
After release, TWC Project RIO staff provide ex-offenders with individualized workforce development services including job preparation and job search assistance. RIO participants attend structured job search workshops that focus on basic skills such as completing a work application, preparing a resume and performing in a mock interview. However, the most important aspect of the TWC Project RIO program is ex-offender employment as soon as possible after release.

Project RIO staff ensure that potential employers are aware of and take advantage of special incentives for hiring releasees. TWC Project RIO staff certify prospective employees for the Work Opportunity Tax Credit program which provides a tax incentive to employers for hiring economically disadvantaged ex-offenders. Project RIO also makes available free fidelity bonding services to the employer community, making the employment of ex-offenders and adjudicated youth more attractive.

Project RIO Strategic Plan Fiscal Years 2008-2009 (PDF: 2.3 MB)

For additional information call:1-800-453-8140
or contact:
Texas Workforce Commission
Project RIO Staff
101 E. 15th Street
Austin, TX
Sorry for the book,but I just learned how to cut and paste,lol.
www.workintexas.com
Have you son go to this web site to register for work.
Click on “Register As Job Seeker”. Fill in all the personal info and include desired job,desired pay,education level and what part of Texas you want to work in. Once,you’ve finished,you’ll come to a page that says,”Congratulations,XXXXXYou have just registered for Work In Texas!” Print this page and save it for your records just in case you have to use Unemployment.

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Which channel number in Comcast does the Goldenstate Warriors game broadcast tonight in the bay area?

Question by .: Which channel number in Comcast does the Goldenstate Warriors game broadcast tonight in the bay area?
Which channel number in Comcast does the Goldenstate Warriors game broadcast tonight in the bay area?
Yeah, but what number is Fox sports. I keep searching, but can’t find it.

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Answer by Nigel Tufnell
Fox sports Bay Area I believe.

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What Are Some of the Best Cuban Restaurants In Chicago, IL or the surrounding area?

Question by chessmaster4055: What Are Some of the Best Cuban Restaurants In Chicago, IL or the surrounding area?
My birthday is coming up, and I’d like to have some really good Cuban food for dinner. So if anyone knows of some of the best restaurants in town please let me know.

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Answer by S i r i
enrique’s on michigan ave

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I want to have a fun, interesting evening this weekend in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. What is there to do?

Question by Shaun: I want to have a fun, interesting evening this weekend in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. What is there to do?
Any specific restaurants, malls, theaters, museums, nightclubs, orchestras, music, entertainment, etc?

I need some ideas, and some specific places.

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Answer by lalala
what do you like to do? There is an excellent display at the Kimball Art Museum, The Impressionists. Whatever you decide, I would find indoor activities, as the weather is not looking too good.

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Q&A: what is the closest dps licensing office to area code 77306?

Question by travelinman102: what is the closest dps licensing office to area code 77306?

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Answer by Possum
http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=DPS+77306&fb=1&gl=us&hq=DPS&hnear=77306&view=text&ei=EL4GS8-BIMO1ngfch93CCw&sa=X&oi=local_group&ct=more-results&resnum=1&ved=0CBAQtQMwAA

Location A would be the closest.

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the article about cleaning the body with lemon and maple syrup on t.v at 4pm on 2-12-07 dallas area?

Question by : the article about cleaning the body with lemon and maple syrup on t.v at 4pm on 2-12-07 dallas area?
on channell 11 news at 4 pm

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Answer by Violet Pearl
http://cowboys.beloblog.com/archives/2006/09/19/
The Cleanse is a simple concoction of lemon juice (real), grade ‘B’ maple syrup, and a little cayenne pepper. You make a lemonade from these ingredients and drink it throughout the day for (get ready) 10 days. While this might sound strange, the truth is this has been around since the 1950s (Dr. Stan Burroughs is the author).

Also- there’s a video of the segment here:
http://cbs11tv.com/health

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Q&A: We are going to be relocating to Dallas. My husband’s job will be in south dallas and are wondering what area?

Question by Andi: We are going to be relocating to Dallas. My husband’s job will be in south dallas and are wondering what area?
would be the best to live in so that he doesn’t have to commute too far. Please help as we are moving from out of state and don’t know the Dallas area at all. Thanks!

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Answer by AJ
Depends on what your priorities are for your residence? You could live as far south as Waxahachie.

You say you don’t want to commute, but heck this is Texas. Everything is spread out cuz we got so much room.

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UFONAUT News – The Story Of Dan Burisch: Area 51 Scientist

Michael Schratt is a private pilot and military aerospace historian. Michael currently works as an aerospace draftsman in Tempe AZ. Michael has lectured across the country on the unique subject of “Mystery Aircraft”, and classified propulsion systems buried deep within the military industrial complex. A recent guest speaker at the “OSHKOSH” AirVenture 2006/2007 event, (world’s largest air show), Michael has developed a number of contacts which have had first hand experience dealing classified “black programs”, including former USAF pilots, retired Naval personnel, and aerospace engineers that have maintained a TOP SECRET Q “MAJIC” clearance. Michael has been studying top secret military planes and has developed first hand contacts with people who have worked on “black projects”. He has also studied hundreds of UFO cases reports from the Center for UFO Studies (CUFOS) files and others. Schratt has lectured around the world regarding mysterious and secret aircraft. He is currently a private pilot and aerospace draftsman. Become a UFONAUT and Subscribe to the UFONAUT Radio Members Club for Unlimited Access to the UFONAUT Radio Show Archive, LOADED with Bonus Features and FREE Downloads – Go to www.UFOTV.com
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What is a classy sex toy store in the Dallas Texas area?

Question by Kayli: What is a classy sex toy store in the Dallas Texas area?
My husband and I are looking for a sex toy store in the Dallas Texas area that’s not trashy. Any suggestions?

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Answer by Brian Liebman
There is no such thing as a classy sex toy store, by definition sex toy stores are not classy.

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New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton discusses family’s move to Dallas area

New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton discusses family’s move to Dallas area
Coach tells WWL radio he won’t be commuting during the season
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Airlines cancel flights before snow flies
Extended tarmac delays may not be a thing of the past just yet, but more canceled flights are almost certainly part of the future.
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Fighting spirit, like the good old days
Nothing like a visit by the Canadiens to provide a measuring stick for the Bruins. The Habs aren’t the Habs of old, and haven’t been for a couple of decades, but there is still something about that CH on the front of those Montreal sweaters that makes us all think about warm spring days, the playoffs, and what it will …
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