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Vegas Chamber
575 Symphony Park Ave Ste 100
Las Vegas, NV 89106

The Vegas Chamber and Hope for Prisoners have formed a partnership to connect the graduates of the Hope for Prisoners program with hundreds of employers and potential job opportunities.

Hope for Prisoners assists with re-entry into the community by providing formerly incarcerated people long-term support services as they work to reclaim their lives, families, and standing in the community.  Hope for Prisoners provides its clients with job training, financial and life-skills training, mentorship, and counseling. It has a high degree of success and employers across the valley, including major employers in the gaming and hospitality industry, regularly hire HFP graduates.

Businesses that hire former felons may be eligible for the Work Opportunity Tax Credit. Generally, an employer can earn a tax credit equal to 25% to 40% of a new employee’s first-year wages. Also, businesses may be eligible to participate in the Federal Bonding Program that limits an employer’s risk, liability and insurance costs.

Panelists include:

  • Alberto De La Paz, managing partner Silver State Transportation
  • Cecil Fielder, director of Safety, Training and Security, Keolis Transit America
  • Donnie Gibson, president, Civil Werx
  • Captain Sasha Larkin, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
  • Valerie Murzl, former senior vice president, Human Resources and Training, Station Casinos
  • Jon Ponder, founder and CEO, Hope for Prisoners
  • Mary Beth Sewald, president and CEO, Vegas Chamber
  • Tiffany Tyler-Garner, director, Nevada Department of Employment, Rehabilitation & Training
  • Steve Wolfson, Clark County District Attorney
  • Bill Young, former Clark County Sheriff and Senior Vice President of Compliance and Security, Station Casinos

Cost: Complimentary for Vegas Chamber members and a guest.