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Old 11-13-2008, 02:44 PM
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Thanks all for the encouraging words. I appreciate it. He put in a ton of applications today, so we are hoping for the best. He's willing to do most anything at this point. In SC he was building docks and seawalls, which involved wading hip deep in sucking black mud and godawful marsh mosquitos, carrying and setting huge wood pilings. He will WORK if given the chance.
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Old 11-13-2008, 03:03 PM
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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I wonder if anyone with the Texas Employment Commission could help. Or...(sorry, I am not knowledgeable on how this works) does he still have a parole/ probation officer that could offer advise? What about the Salvation Army, United Way, a church agency like Catholic Social Services...maybe they would have some ideas what agency/group might have assistance. Just some thoughts- wish I had better advise. My husband's bro. will be released from prison soon, and we will be looking at the same problem for him as well.
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Old 11-13-2008, 06:55 PM
Location: NW San Antonio
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If you noticed, He was 18 at the time, so going to a bar, wouldnt have been an option. And its easy to say what you woulda done. Have the kid get his associates in Business, and PM me for an interview . If so, then maybe there is a job next summer.. Ill talk with him at his earliest convenience and we can see if he is interested in really pursuing a career.
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Old 11-13-2008, 08:18 PM
Location: Upland, CA
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I don't know how the construction industry is here, but that is typically something you can get into

What about Welding?
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Old 11-13-2008, 08:35 PM
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You said he was a talented artist... tell him to get a degree in graphic art and freelance or start his own business. Also tell him to hold his head up high and not to be ashamed because he didn't do anything wrong. Tell him to get on with his life and not let anything hold him down. He can rise above this. Not saying that it will be easy but then nothing in life is easy. Good luck.
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Old 11-13-2008, 08:38 PM
Location: NW San Antonio
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this may help

H.I.R.E. Resources and Assistance (http://www.hirenetwork.org/admin/clearinghouse.php?state_id=TX - broken link)
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Old 11-14-2008, 01:31 PM
Location: in my mind
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My brother has a record, has done prison time, but got a degree (or certificate maybe, not sure) in Graphic Arts, knows AutoCAD, etc. He was able to find good paying work at Architectural firms and the like. For whatever it's worth....

And I feel for the guy. Heck, I think about the poor guys *I* lied to, back in the day, when I was 13 and could have passed for 21 easy!! :::sigh:::

Thankfully the cops never were involved!
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Old 11-15-2008, 09:52 PM
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Has he tried enlisted in the military? They are desperate for people.
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Old 11-19-2008, 06:47 AM
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I'm new to the boards, so I don't know how to private message. I hire people to hold signs. Not exactly the most fun job, but it's a start. If you pm me, I'll give you the information.
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Old 11-19-2008, 06:48 AM
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Has your nephew had any luck? I think it's a horrible time to be looking for a job right now, with or without a record. I hope something comes up for him!
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