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Posted on: January 10, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Port City United hosting Fresh Chance Friday with employment and expungement resources

MicrosoftTeams-imageNEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – To help area residents in their search for career opportunities and help those who may need record expungements, Port City United will host Fresh Chance Friday on January 27 from 2-5 p.m. at the MLK Center (401 S 8th Street, Wilmington).

The free event will feature representatives from local career development programs along with area businesses and county departments to talk about employment resources and potential job openings. Additionally, no-cost legal consultations will be available through Legal Aid for anyone who needs help to determine if they are eligible for record expungement, as this can be a potential employment obstacle.

Free food will be provided, and the event is open to anyone seeking employment assistance and guidance.

“This event is really bringing our Port City United Connect Center to life,” said Port City United Connect Supervisor Rashad Gattison. “People who call our Connect Center often say they don’t know how to find a meaningful job or they wonder if a mistake in their past will keep them from being seriously considered. This event was created to help address both of those issues in a community setting, where our partners can come together and help in one place. I appreciate everyone who is coming together to make Fresh Chance Friday possible, and I can’t wait to see the impact this will have for those who need assistance.”

For more information about this or other outreach work being done by Port City United, visit

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