Detroit Holds Ex-Cons-Only Job Fair

Detroit will go to any lengths to help find work for Kwame Kilpatrick and Monica Conyers, won’t they?

From NBC Chicago by way of Doug Ross:

The city of Detroit has high unemployment, and no one has a tougher time finding work than an ex-con.

So Detroit recently held a job fair strictly for ex-cons. More than 200 jobs were available, and no one who had not been convicted of a felony was eligible to attend.

I’m reminded of this from Norm MacDonald back when he did “Weekend Update” on Saturday Night Live:

In Detroit, under a new prison rehabilitation program called Fresh Start, employers will get a tax break if they hire an ex-convict. Employers who hire more than one ex-convict will get robbed and killed.