By Josh Tyquiengco
To help inmates transition into the community, the Department of Corrections residential substance abuse treatment (RSAT) program hosted a job fair Friday afternoon.
The job fair was held at the adult correctional facility in Mangilao for 14 inmates who are part of the RSAT program’s 25th cycle.
Over 12 companies participated, representing different industries including construction, landscaping, food & beverage as well as automotive and commercial tires.
Jezebel Quinata, a client of RSAT, says she sees many benefits from the job fair and encourages others in similar situations to participate in it.
“I recommend that you just step out and ask for help. This is one way. There’s a lot of people out there who are willing to help us. I know there’s a lot of stigma with addiction and us people who are users. But there is recovery and recovery is possible,” Quinata said.
The RSAT graduation for its 25th cycle is set for Aug. 23. Employers that participated in the job fair remain hopeful they will be able to find jobs for them in the private sector.