Nearly 2,000 job seekers attend Nationwide Days of Second Chances

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Lawrencia landed a job. “I’m super excited to be back working … I thought no one would hire me.”

Maurice found hope. “It motivated me, because I was about to give up.”

Angela found several great candidates for her company. “I have to have second interviews because I couldn’t pick.”

During the 2024 Nationwide Days of Second Chances, a dozen churches brought 95 employers together with 1,977 job seekers in two states and the District of Columbia. More than 400 people took advantage of free job coaching, 926 interviews were scheduled or conducted, and 241 people were hired on the spot.

Each of those numbers represents a life changed.



Media coverage

Communities noticed. Numerous media outlets shared Better Together’s story and mission, including:

Megan’s op-ed ran in several publications, including the Sun Sentinel and The Christian Post, which has a reach of more than 1.6 million.
🔗 Criminal record, mental illness hindering job search? Second chance here

CBS News Miami featured our days of second chances job fairs
🔗Better Together job fair helps previously incarcerated, others get jobs

10 Tampa Bay invited us in studio for a live interview
🔗 Watch now

News4JAX covered a job fair in Jacksonville
🔗 Dozens of candidates hope to find ‘second chance’ at life during job fair in Jacksonville

WKYT reported from a job fair in Lexington, Kentucky
🔗 Job fair helps people with a criminal record get a second chance

NBC’s LEX18 was also at the job fair in Lexington, Kentucky
🔗 Job fair offers second chances, breaks down employment barriers



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Nationwide Day of Second Chances 2025 planning is now underway. Churches and employers won’t want to miss out on this kingdom impact. Follow Better Together on social media or subscribe to our newsletter to get updates.

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