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Detroit job fair hopes to attract ex-offenders

Jul 13, 2015
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King Solomon Baptist Church in Detroit is hosting a job fair today that hopes to attract ex-offenders and people battling addiction. 

Rev. Charles Williams II is the pastor of the church. 

"We can't talk about guns and drugs without opening up an opportunity for jobs to exist inside this community," Williams said. 

(photo by Steve Carmody/Michigan Radio)

Unemployment rates declined in most of Michigan during the past month.

State officials reported Thursday the Detroit Metro region saw the sharpest decline, down about six tenths of a percent from February to March.   Unemployment ticked up slightly in Ann Arbor.

In Lansing, unemployment held steady at 7.2%.

Daniel Zanetti was at a job fair in Lansing Thursday.    The recent college graduate is hopefully he can soon find a job in his field.