Sumter/Pee Dee Reentry Job Fair & Expo To Be Held September 26

Florence, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that the United States Attorney’s Office; the South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services; South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce; SC Works; South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation; South Carolina Department of Social Services; and the United States Probation Office are continuing their statewide partnership to help individuals with prior criminal backgrounds secure employment.

The Fourth Annual Pee Dee Reentry Job Fair & Expo will be held on Thursday, September 26, 2019, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Central Carolina Technical Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center, located at 853 Broad Street, Sumter, South Carolina 29150.

This fair, which targets the Pee Dee and eastern region of the State, is one in a series of fairs held annually, including in the Low Country, the Upstate, and the Midlands. The partner organizations believe that these tailored expos, for people with a criminal background, will provide some focused help for the particular obstacles individuals face after returning home, particularly in securing employment.

The first three Pee Dee Reentry Job Fairs were hosted in Florence and Myrtle Beach, where more than 600 job seekers attended over the three years, combined. The opportunity to host this year’s fair in Sumter will continue to expand the availability of resources to new employers and job seekers alike.

Professional dress is required. Job seekers should inquire with Marcos Barahona of the United States Probation Office at or George Whitehead at (803) 734-9143, (803) 667-1258, or if they have any questions about the event. Employers should contact Nicole Gardner at


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