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Valdosta Probation Office hosts job fair

Deontrey Crumpton Deontrey Crumpton
Carla Wade Carla Wade
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

As of Wednesday afternoon, some South Georgia convicted felons and probationers may have had a better chance of getting a job thanks to a job fair in Valdosta Wednesday morning.

The Valdosta Probation Office brought businesses willing to hire convicted felons and probationers to Mathis City Auditorium from 9-11 a.m.

The job fair was also open to the public.

One probationer, Deontrey Crumpton, said said he was thankful for the opportunity. "It kind of gave me a little motivation knowing that they wanna help, you know," said Crumpton. 

Another probationer, Carla Wade, said she was also appreciative of the job fair. "I have children and grandchildren and I try to do everything I can, go by every guide line there is to go by, to help from being incarcerated," said Wade. 

Around 12 businesses attended the fair.

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