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New thrift store supports ex-offenders

(link to the original wane.com article) FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - A gently used clothing and accessories store opened in Fort Wayne Friday afternoon.  Proceeds go toward job training and job placement for people coming out of prison. Blue Jacket Clothing Company, located at 2826 S. Calhoun Street, sells high-quality, gently...

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Blue Jacket has grand opening Friday

(link to the original Journal-Gazette article) The Blue Jacket Clothing Company is having a grand opening at noon Friday for its new retail store at 2826 S. Calhoun St. The store features gently used clothing and accessories and is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. There will be a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony...

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Blue Jacket Nonprofit Expands 2nd Chances

(link to the original Journal-Gazette article by Vivian Sade) David Casiano already had one charge of operating while intoxicated, so when he was again caught driving under the influence last year, it was a felony. In short order, he found himself without a job, owing multiple court and legal fees – and jailed. Today,...

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Blue Jacket Awarded by Kuhne Foundation!

Blue Jacket, Inc. has been awarded a grant from the Charles Kuhne Charitable Foundation in the amount of $6,000. Thank you for your generous support which will help provide a second chance to our clients!

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Featured on WBOI “Midday Matters” with Sean Bueter and Susan Burns

Listen in to Midday Matters, to hear a discussion about how job seekers with criminal records and other roadblocks to employment can have a better chance at getting a job. Joining the WBOI hosts in the discussion are Blue Jacket Executive Director Tony Hudson and Board Member Jennifer Winkeljohn. Click this link to hear the...

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County OKs Pact Training Inmates

(link to the original Journal-Gazette article) Commissioners overwhelmed by success of pilot Vivian Sade The Journal Gazette   FORT WAYNE – A new contract for a company that provides career training and support for former criminal offenders was approved Friday by county officials who admitted...

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Partnership with ABC of Indiana adds to local skilled labor force

Blue Jacket, Inc. and Associated Builders and Contractors Graduate Five From Pre-Apprenticeship Training A pilot partnership is growing Northeast Indiana’s skilled labor force with the graduation of five students from an intensive pre-apprentice training regimen. The training, the result of an economic and workforce...

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Grant Awarded!

Blue Jacket will be able to serve more clients in 2013 due to a $6,000 grant made possible with the support of the Lincoln Financial Foundation!! We really appreciate the financial support for our mission which will result in Fort Wayne being a safer and more productive community. Thank you Lincoln Financial Foundation!  ...

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Ex-Cons Get Boost In Job Market From Fort Wayne Staffing Outfit

(link to original Indiana News Center article) Ex-Cons Get Boost In Job Market From Fort Wayne Staffing Outfit By Jeff Neumeyer November 27, 2012 ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) --- It's not easy finding a job these days. It's even harder when you're looking for work with a criminal background. But help is...

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