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Tuesday, December 03, 2019Business Development

Hiring: Second Chances Equal Smart Choices - Luncheon

Hiring: Second Chances Equal Smart Choices - Luncheon

Please join us for lunch as we discuss:

Second Chances Equal Smart Choices

Workforce availability is a challenge for many regional employers. Please join PA Secretary of Corrections John Wetzel as we explore alternative solutions for filling your workforce needs.



  • Introduction: John Wetzel, Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Corrections
  • Comments from PA Chamber: Gene Barr, President & CEO, PA Chamber of Business & Industry 
  • Lebanon County Employer: Terri Emler, Murry's, Inc.
  • Reentry with Q&A: Kelly Evans, Deputy Secretary and Dorenda Hamarlund, Workforce Development Specialist  
  • Lebanon County Jail Work Release Efforts:Tina Litz, Deputy Warden of Treatment, Lebanon County Correctional Facility  
  • Lebanon County Parole: Sally Barry, Director, Lebanon County Probation Services
  • Success Reentrant: Ernie Groff, I AM FIT owner and personal trainer, Sinking Springs and Temple, PA
  • Closing Comments: W. Gerard "Jerry" Oleksiak, Secretary, PA Department of Labor and Industry


Menu includes:

  • Hand Carved Roasted Turkey & Ham Served with Fresh Baked Italian Bread & Sliced Cheeses
  • Caprese Skewers
  • Pesto Tortellini Skewers
  • Bruschetta with Toast Points
  • Roasted Red Pepper Hummus with Pita Chips
  • Crispy Risotto Balls with Marinara
  • Assorted Cookies

There is no cost for this presentation but registration is requested. 


John Wetzel, widely recognized as one of the thought leaders in and voices of corrections today, was appointed Secretary of Corrections for the PA DOC in January 2011 by Governor Tom Corbett following a 22-year career in county corrections that culminated in a position of warden at Franklin County Jail where he oversaw a 20 percent population reduction during his tenure.  


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Tuesday, December 03, 2019 12:00 PM thru 01:30 PM
HACC, Lebanon Campus
Multi-purpose Room
735 Cumberland Street
Free to members and non-members. Registration is requested.


For More Info:
Karen Groh

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