Job fair tries to find work for ex-co...

Job fair tries to find work for ex-convicts

There are 34 comments on the El Paso Times story from May 30, 2008, titled Job fair tries to find work for ex-convicts. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

Recruiter Jessica Quiroz of EchoStar Communications provided job information for Rocco Love during the Project Rio job fair Friday at Workforce Solutions Upper Rio Grande office, 1359 Lomaland.

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ERNESTO ARANGO VILLA

United States

#1 May 31, 2008
EVERY ONE DESRVE ANOTHER OPORTUNITY ESPESALLY SEX OFENDERS NOT ONLY A JOB BUT HOSING AND MEDICAL HELP AND DRAVING LISENCE AND CAR TO DRIVE TO GET TO THE JOB.WE LIVE IN AT THE RICHEST AND EDUCATED COUTRY WE LIVE IN A DEMOCRATIC COUTRY AND EVERY ONE ARE EQUAL ACORDING THE LAW AND IF YOU EXCLUDE ANYONE FOR ANY REASON YOU ARE DESCREMINATIG AND YOU ARE BREAKIN THE LAW I HOPE YOU READ MY COMENT .
Navin Johnson

El Paso, TX

#2 May 31, 2008
Way to stick to your guns Whataburger. I woudn't let me kids work there if I knew they could be working side-by-side with some excon dirtbag.
El Paul

United States

#3 May 31, 2008
Were there any banks or other companies there whose jobs require cash handling?... uh ...no.
Jermaine Burns

Marietta, GA

#4 Jun 16, 2008
I am an ex-con. I've made a few bad decisions in my lifetime,but i am not a bad person. I have a family of 5 kids,and a wonderful wife that loves me very much. I really think that people should stop stereotyping a people with criminal records. Especially if they haven't been in an environment where things get beyond their control. There are a lot of people that serve time,and come home ready and willing to change their lives. I am one of those people who has learned a valuable lesson. The economy makes it really hard to survive,because of the lack of jobs that it provides. I want to leave you with this: SOMETIMES A MAN DESERVES THAT ONE LAST CHANCE.
The Black Panther

AOL

#5 Jun 16, 2008
Jermaine Burns wrote:
I am an ex-con. I've made a few bad decisions in my lifetime,but i am not a bad person. I have a family of 5 kids,and a wonderful wife that loves me very much. I really think that people should stop stereotyping a people with criminal records. Especially if they haven't been in an environment where things get beyond their control. There are a lot of people that serve time,and come home ready and willing to change their lives. I am one of those people who has learned a valuable lesson. The economy makes it really hard to survive,because of the lack of jobs that it provides. I want to leave you with this: SOMETIMES A MAN DESERVES THAT ONE LAST CHANCE.
Everyone needs a second chance. Unless you are a murderer, rapist or child molester.
keanya williams

Sterling, VA

#6 Jul 28, 2008
You know i am so tired of people and their shitty comments about ex cons. My husband was an ex con before we met and he is currently holding a damn good job for which he has been holding for 5 years now. It is people like you that think so highly of yourselve that give the United States a bad name. My husband is no where near a bad person he just mad a terrible decision when he was in his teenage years and it is hunting us. But fuck you and the horse you road in on. Not all ex cons are not willing to change. Its just most of the people in this country that is not willing to change. Which is one of the biggest reasons as to why we have ex cons. Your life is so perfect that you get to sit on your high horse and judge somebody. that is what i call a plain dumb ass

Since: Jun 08

El Paso

#7 Jul 28, 2008
I have worked in Texas Prisons most of my life on and off.. The guy released today will 90% of the time be back in here with in a years time. Most cant make it in the real world so they do something to get the free structured ride they know... and are comfortable with.. most convicts talk about getting out, but really they want to stay safe behind the walls.

For the very limited few that do change and make it out there, my hats off to them.. good job. But the stereotype is there for a reason, deal with it.

To the very first person who posted in very bad English and in all caps, it is also discrimination to require a person speak Spanish to work in the USA... And Sex Offenders should be drug into the desert and shot in both legs so they cant walk or run and then the stomach to die slow and painfully. These low life scum have to be protected from the population for a reason.
_WeaseL_

United States

#8 Jul 28, 2008
They tried that program at my work, it's called CWT, comprehensive work therapy, and I find it revolting that they award criminals over regular people for good paying government jobs.

Everyone deserves a second chance,yeah right, exception, child molesters, murderers, and rapist, the prisons should hold on to these prize catch scums.

What I've seen at my work due to the arrival of our new employees,
A large exodus of our better employees to more secure environments.
Alot of theivery going on.
The place looks more like a hang out for thugs now than the professional environment it once had.
Wheres our police force? up in the directors suite watching porn.

Since: Jun 08

El Paso

#9 Jul 28, 2008
WeaseL, I am all for gassing the entire max security prison system across the nation and then burning them tot he ground. Why should these assholes get a free ride on our tax dollars. If you get life or something that would mean the rest of your life, you should just be killed.. why be a burden on the state?

“Airborne mama on a oneway trip”

Since: Apr 08

Littlerock, Ca

#10 Jul 28, 2008
Muhnay wrote:
WeaseL, I am all for gassing the entire max security prison system across the nation and then burning them tot he ground. Why should these assholes get a free ride on our tax dollars. If you get life or something that would mean the rest of your life, you should just be killed.. why be a burden on the state?
Ex cons usually become felons again.

“Airborne mama on a oneway trip”

Since: Apr 08

Littlerock, Ca

#11 Jul 28, 2008
Muhnay wrote:
I have worked in Texas Prisons most of my life on and off.. The guy released today will 90% of the time be back in here with in a years time. Most cant make it in the real world so they do something to get the free structured ride they know... and are comfortable with.. most convicts talk about getting out, but really they want to stay safe behind the walls.
For the very limited few that do change and make it out there, my hats off to them.. good job. But the stereotype is there for a reason, deal with it.
To the very first person who posted in very bad English and in all caps, it is also discrimination to require a person speak Spanish to work in the USA... And Sex Offenders should be drug into the desert and shot in both legs so they cant walk or run and then the stomach to die slow and painfully. These low life scum have to be protected from the population for a reason.
I agree with you in everything you have just said. I work in a state prison in Cali. However I lived in El Paso. Hey what is the pay rate for an RN there? Also are you getting more and more shytehead gangbangers? We are, it's like that's all we see now.

“Airborne mama on a oneway trip”

Since: Apr 08

Littlerock, Ca

#12 Jul 28, 2008
Muhnay wrote:
WeaseL, I am all for gassing the entire max security prison system across the nation and then burning them tot he ground. Why should these assholes get a free ride on our tax dollars. If you get life or something that would mean the rest of your life, you should just be killed.. why be a burden on the state?
Gas them all I say. Damn lifers, at our prison they walk around like there shyte don't stink.

“Airborne mama on a oneway trip”

Since: Apr 08

Littlerock, Ca

#13 Jul 28, 2008
_WeaseL_ wrote:
They tried that program at my work, it's called CWT, comprehensive work therapy, and I find it revolting that they award criminals over regular people for good paying government jobs.
Everyone deserves a second chance,yeah right, exception, child molesters, murderers, and rapist, the prisons should hold on to these prize catch scums.
What I've seen at my work due to the arrival of our new employees,
A large exodus of our better employees to more secure environments.
Alot of theivery going on.
The place looks more like a hang out for thugs now than the professional environment it once had.
Wheres our police force? up in the directors suite watching porn.
I work at a reception and release prison. I get so sick of seeing these shyteheads over and over again. Oh and lets not forget the tpu bastards, maybe if we stopped proteting them so much in prison they ouldn't come back. Like prisons in the old days when child molesters got what they deserved.

“Airborne mama on a oneway trip”

Since: Apr 08

Littlerock, Ca

#14 Jul 28, 2008
keanya williams wrote:
You know i am so tired of people and their shitty comments about ex cons. My husband was an ex con before we met and he is currently holding a damn good job for which he has been holding for 5 years now. It is people like you that think so highly of yourselve that give the United States a bad name. My husband is no where near a bad person he just mad a terrible decision when he was in his teenage years and it is hunting us. But fuck you and the horse you road in on. Not all ex cons are not willing to change. Its just most of the people in this country that is not willing to change. Which is one of the biggest reasons as to why we have ex cons. Your life is so perfect that you get to sit on your high horse and judge somebody. that is what i call a plain dumb ass
When you work with scum on a daily basis and see many come back shortly after release you earn the right to judge. Your husband is the exception to the rule. I wish you and him luck for a guy like that is rare. Just remember he is the exception to the rule. How do you feel about child molesters, should they be given a second chance? Do you think you could let these guys be around children again even after they served thier time?

Since: Jun 08

Norridgewock, ME

#15 Jul 28, 2008
I find this to be unfair to the rest of us that are searching for a job and have no luck, and convicts are having them handed to them!!!!!

“Airborne mama on a oneway trip”

Since: Apr 08

Littlerock, Ca

#16 Jul 28, 2008
pethrift wrote:
I find this to be unfair to the rest of us that are searching for a job and have no luck, and convicts are having them handed to them!!!!!
And that's after we have housed them, fed them, and probably provided the education needed to get some of these jobs. All because they made a mistake. You should see the things some pull just to get on disability when they get out. "I can't see i'm almost blind" or "I have mental issues" bunch of morons.
John

El Paso, TX

#17 Jul 28, 2008
Well, I'm currently studying Criminal Justice Administration and am very near my BA. I am currently active duty at Ft Bliss and I can say one good thing for the military; free education is GREAT!!
What I have been studying in my upper level classes, now this is going to tick off a lot of people, but the CJ system is contemplating going back to the rehabilitational type system instead of the punishment type system. From what I have learned, is that it is much costlier to keep the convicts in prison than to execute them....of course I'm speaking of the most evil persons;murder, rape, etc. But, the CJ system is actually considering including everyone in the correction process...Moms, Dads, brothers, sisters, etc. The idea is to correct the convicts behavior while attending to everyone who has been affected by the crime(s) also. In the past, the immediate family members were not given any consideration but that is on the table currently. Not sure how it's going to work but, I do know one thing, our current system is not working.
John

El Paso, TX

#18 Jul 28, 2008
Correction...it's costlier to execute them than house them in the prisons...Sorry for the mistake.

“Airborne mama on a oneway trip”

Since: Apr 08

Littlerock, Ca

#19 Jul 28, 2008
John wrote:
Well, I'm currently studying Criminal Justice Administration and am very near my BA. I am currently active duty at Ft Bliss and I can say one good thing for the military; free education is GREAT!!
What I have been studying in my upper level classes, now this is going to tick off a lot of people, but the CJ system is contemplating going back to the rehabilitational type system instead of the punishment type system. From what I have learned, is that it is much costlier to keep the convicts in prison than to execute them....of course I'm speaking of the most evil persons;murder, rape, etc. But, the CJ system is actually considering including everyone in the correction process...Moms, Dads, brothers, sisters, etc. The idea is to correct the convicts behavior while attending to everyone who has been affected by the crime(s) also. In the past, the immediate family members were not given any consideration but that is on the table currently. Not sure how it's going to work but, I do know one thing, our current system is not working.
California has been rehabiitation for awhile now. The prison system gets more money for it. That is why we went from CDC to CDCR. California Department of Corretions and Rehabilitation. The only thing the prisons make them better at, is to be better and more ruthless criminals.

“Airborne mama on a oneway trip”

Since: Apr 08

Littlerock, Ca

#20 Jul 28, 2008
John wrote:
Correction...it's costlier to execute them than house them in the prisons...Sorry for the mistake.
Tha't only because they get to sit on death row for so long. If we executed them immediately it would not be a problem.

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