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PEP graduates after speaking at YES Prep

PEP graduates after speaking at YES Prep

PEP supporters provide valuable introductions to prospective employers as well as endorsements for our graduates. Here are the current graduates seeking employment. For information on any of these gentlemen (including their resumes), contact the Re-Entry Coordinator below.

Please let us know if you have any job leads at all (even if the candidates below are not a fit).

Dallas Area

Brandon B. 

AREA: Dallas

RELEASED DATE: 10-14-2014

TYPE OF WORK HE IS SEEKING: Transportation Industry (eventually wants to own his own company)

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS: Construction; Food Service; Forklift; Healthcare; Heavy Equipment Operator; Janitorial; Landscaping; Machinist; Mover; Roofing; Sales-Consumer; Warehouse

CONTACT: PEP Re-Entry Coordinator Jason Moore can provide resume and more info. Contact him at JMoore@PEP.org.

Jayson G. 

AREA: Dallas

RELEASED DATE: 10-14-2014

TYPE OF WORK HE IS SEEKING: Open to any opportunity.

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS: Auto-Mechanic; Bilingual; Carpentry; Food Service

CONTACT: PEP Re-Entry Coordinator Bryan Kelley can provide resume and more info. Contact him at BKelley@PEP.org.

Houston Area

Randy M. 

AREA: Houston

RELEASED DATE: 9-29-2014

TYPE OF WORK HE IS SEEKING: Education; eventually aims to become a Master Electrician.

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS: Auto-Audio or Body; Auto-Mechanic; Carpentry; Construction; Electrician; Janitorial; Management-Construction Projects; Military Service; Mover

CONTACT: PEP Re-Entry Coordinator Harvey Mai can provide resume and more info. Contact him at HMai@PEP.org.


Johnathan E. 

AREA: Houston

RELEASED DATE: 10-13-2014

TYPE OF WORK HE IS SEEKING: Open to any opportunity; eventually aims to become Realtor

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS: Computer Related-Hardware; Computer Related-Software; MS Office; Sales-Consumer; Sales-Retail; Telemarketing

CONTACT: PEP Re-Entry Coordinator Harvey Mai can provide resume and more info. Contact him at HMai@PEP.org.


Manny R. 

AREA: Houston

RELEASED DATE: 10-22-2014

TYPE OF WORK HE IS SEEKING: Open to any opportunity; currently pursuing education towards goal of becoming a Professor.

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS: Auto-Mechanic; HVAC; Landscaping; MS Office; Welder

CONTACT: PEP Re-Entry Coordinator Luis Alanis can provide resume and more info. Contact him at LAlanis@PEP.org.

Mark D. 

AREA: Houston

RELEASED DATE: 10-24-2014

TYPE OF WORK HE IS SEEKING: Open to any opportunity.

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS: Carpentry; Construction; Forklift; Landscaping; Warehouse; Welder

CONTACT: PEP Re-Entry Coordinator Max Han can provide resume and more info. Contact him at MHan@PEP.org.

We just added two more names to the list from a few days ago. Thank you for your help — you are the key to helping PEP graduates finds employment!

PEP supporters provide valuable introductions to prospective employers as well as endorsements for our graduates. Here are the current graduates seeking employment. For information on any of these gentlemen (including their resumes), contact the Re-Entry Coordinator below.

Dallas Area

Charles B. (DALLAS AREA)

NAME: Charles B.

RELEASED DATE: 9-23-2014

TYPE OF WORK HE IS SEEKING: Food service, Warehouse

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS: Food Service; Forklift; Janitorial; Landscaping; Management-Food Service; Mover; Sales-Consumer; Warehouse

CONTACT: PEP Re-Entry Coordinator Bryan Kelley can provide resume and more info. Contact him at BKelley@PEP.org.

Enrique P. (DALLAS AREA)

NAME: Charles B.

RELEASED DATE: 10-1-2014

TYPE OF WORK HE IS SEEKING: Open to any opportunity.

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS: Construction; Food Service; Forklift; Janitorial; Landscaping; MS Office; Painter; Roofing; Telemarketing

CONTACT: PEP Re-Entry Coordinator Bryan Kelley can provide resume and more info. Contact him at BKelley@PEP.org.

Houston Area

Torrey C. (HOUSTON AREA)

NAME: Torrey C.

RELEASE DATE: 9/18/2013

TYPE OF WORK SEEKING: Non-destructive Testing/Quality Control

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS: Non-destructive Testing, Machine Operator, Construction, Sales

CONTACT: PEP Re-Entry Coordinator Harvey Mai can provide resume and more info. Contact him at HMai@PEP.org.

Horace C. (HOUSTON AREA)

NAME: Horace C.

RELEASE DATE: 10/7/2008

TYPE OF WORK SEEKING: Accounting/Financial Analyst

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS: International Financial Analyst, Accounting (BBA), Logistics, MS Office,

CONTACT: PEP Re-Entry Coordinator Harvey Mai can provide resume and more info. Contact him at HMai@PEP.org.

John E. (HOUSTON AREA)

NAME: John E.

RELEASED DATE: 9-11-2014

TYPE OF WORK HE IS SEEKING: Microsoft program related; eventually aims to start his own aquarium business.

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS: Auto-Audio or Body; Carpentry; Construction; Food Service; Management-Construction Projects; Painter; Management- Food Service

CONTACT: PEP Re-Entry Coordinator Max Han can provide resume and more info. Contact him at MHan@PEP.org.

Jeremy H. (HOUSTON AREA)

NAME: Jeremy H.

RELEASED DATE: 9-11-2014

TYPE OF WORK HE IS SEEKING: Open to any opportunity; eventually aims to go to Ocean Corp.

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS: Food Service; Forklift; Management-Food Service; Management-General; Management-Warehouse; MS Office; Telemarketing; Warehouse

CONTACT: PEP Re-Entry Coordinator Luis Alanis can provide resume and more info. Contact him at LAlanis@PEP.org.

Randy M. (HOUSTON AREA)

NAME: Randy M.

RELEASED DATE: 9-29-2014

TYPE OF WORK HE IS SEEKING: Education; eventually aims to become a Master Electrician.

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS: Auto-Audio or Body; Auto-Mechanic; Carpentry; Construction; Electrician; Janitorial; Management-Construction Projects; Military Service; Mover

CONTACT: PEP Re-Entry Coordinator Harvey Mai can provide resume and more info. Contact him at HMai@PEP.org.

Jason W. (HOUSTON AREA)

NAME: Jason W.

RELEASED DATE: 10-2-2014

TYPE OF WORK HE IS SEEKING: Clerical or food service; eventually aims to become a Master Chef.

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS: Clerical; Food Service; Heavy Equipment Operator; Janitorial; Landscaping; Mover; Painter; Sales-Consumer

CONTACT: PEP Re-Entry Coordinator Max Han can provide resume and more info. Contact him at MHan@PEP.org.

Hire PEP Graduates

One of the biggest challenges facing a formerly incarcerated person is the inability to find a job. In fact, nearly 40-50% of ex-offenders are unemployed for more than 12 months after their release from prison. Unable to find work, many return to lives of crime.

Thankfully, this is not the case for graduates of PEP. Since May of 2010, every single PEP graduate who has worked with our re-entry team has found a job within 90 days of release from prison. In fact, the average time “from prison to paycheck” is less than 1 month!

How do we do this? With your help!

PEP supporters provide valuable introductions to prospective employers as well as endorsements for our graduates. If you would like to see the graduates who are now seeking employment, please visit our “PEP Works” page:
http://iwasinprison.com/pep-workforce/

Here are the current graduates seeking employment. For information on any of these gentlemen (including their resumes), please contact Bryan Kelley in Dallas at BKelley@PEP.org or Gami Jasso in Dallas at GJasso@PEP.org.

Andrew T. (DALLAS AREA)

NAME: Andrew T.

RELEASED DATE: 8-28-2014

TYPE OF WORK HE IS SEEKING : Customer Service

EXPERIENCE: over 4 years of working in the call center environment, with some training management experience .

CONTACT: PEP Re-Entry Coordinator Bryan Kelley can provide resume and more info. Contact him at BKelley@PEP.org.

David M. (DALLAS AREA)

 FIRST NAME & LAST INITIAL: David M.

RELEASED DATE:  8-28-2014

TYPE OF WORK HE IS SEEKING : Tree trimming or Landscape of any kind. Also knows how to do remodeling, construction, and irrigation work.

EXPERIENCE: I have 15 years in the Landscaping field and have had my own business doing trees (“Monkey Business”). On my off time from doing trees, I got experience with remodeling and framing houses.

CONTACT: PEP Re-Entry Coordinator Bryan Kelley can provide resume and more info. Contact him at BKelley@PEP.org.

Paul M. (DALLAS AREA)

 FIRST NAME & LAST INITIAL: Paul M.

RELEASED DATE:  09-08-2014

TYPE OF WORK HE IS SEEKING : General Office Administration

EXPERIENCE: Human Resources

CONTACT: PEP Re-Entry Coordinator Bryan Kelley can provide resume and more info. Contact him at BKelley@PEP.org.

Hire PEP GraduatesSince May of 2010, every single PEP graduate who has worked with our re-entry team has found a job within 90 days of release from prison. By contrast, the average ex-offender has a nearly 40% unemployment rate after 12 months … yet 100% of PEP’s graduates are employed in the first three months.

In fact, the average time “from prison to paycheck” is only 24 days. Most of our graduates land a job within their first month!

How do we do this? With your help!

PEP supporters provide valuable introductions to prospective employers as well as endorsements for our graduates. If you would like to see the graduates who are now seeking employment, please visit our “PEP Works” page:
http://iwasinprison.com/pep-workforce/

Here are the current graduates seeking employment. For information on any of these gentlemen (including their resumes), contact Greg Moore in Houston at GMoore@PEP.org or Gami Jasso in Dallas at GJasso@PEP.org.

Houston

This past  July 4th,  many Americans got to celebrate their  “freedom” that was earned by their forefathers before them. Also this past 4th of July, three recently released PEP graduates got to celebrate a different type of  “freedom” that they earned serving their time.  Freedom from the prison walls that have held them captive since they were 16 years old. These three graduates, now in their 20’s and one who is 36 are looking for work that will help them start a new life.  Though they had jobs in prison they have no practical experience in this new “free world” they are entering.  Their only work experience is from inside prison and this makes it difficult when looking for work.  They need your help to find what will be essentially, their first job. With that first job these men can build a foundation for “genuine freedom”.  Having said that let me introduce  them to you:

Jorge C. 

  • RELEASED :  6/25/2013
  • SEEKING : Full time position in warehousing.
  • EXPERIENCE : Had multiple jobs in TDCJ, but worked the longest period of time in a warehouse as a clerk. So a job in Shipping and Receiving would be perfect.

Thuy D.

  • RELEASED : 6/4/2013
  • SEEKING :  Part time or 2nd shift work. (Wants to go to school in morning for technical training)
  • EXPERIENCE : While at TDCJ he worked in the kitchen and also in the carpentry shop. He likes to work out, so his dream job is as a personal trainer.

Christopher H. 

  • RELEASED : 7/5/2013
  • SEEKING : Full time position
  • EXPERIENCE : Primarily worked as a janitor in TDCJ. Willing and eager to work most any type of job where he can learn a  skill that he can develop into a career..

DALLAS

Thomas R.

  • RELEASED: 5/10/2013
  • SEEKING: Full time Printing, Warehouse or call center
  • EXPERIENCE: 15yrs in Printing, 5yrs shipping and receiving inventory control; 6 months call center  40 +wpm.

Hire PEP GraduatesDespite the recession, PEP’s graduates have been able to demonstrate a 100% employment rate within 90 days of release. In fact, the average time “from prison to paycheck” was only 26 days in 2011!

Why do PEP graduates make excellent employees? Consider that they have all surpassed the following challenges through their participation in PEP:

  • Each year, PEP selects ONLY the top 200-250 participants from a pool of more than 2,000+ applications.
  • Before acceptance into our elite program, the men must complete an intense, 20+ page written application along with a grueling “character assessment” interview that is used to gauge their commitment to living a transformed life.
  • Once they have been accepted, the program involves:
    • 1,000+ hours of training from a college-level textbook on entrepreneurship
    • Developing a high-quality business plan that they can defend in a 30-minute presentation before a panel of “free world” executives
    • Toastmasters course . . . including over 120 personal presentations of their business plan
    • Hundreds more hours of homework, group activities, public events and more

In brief, these men have been challenged time and time again — and they have succeeded when many others would have quit.

This same level of discipline, focus and energy can be leveraged to build YOUR business. Plus, you are hiring someone who is HIGHLY MOTIVATED to excel in the job that you offer them. This is not a charity case, but something that is in your best interest.

To top it off — you can receive the following benefits as an employer of ex-offenders:

  1. Federal Tax Credit: The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) provides a federal tax credit of up to $2,400 per qualifying employee to businesses that hire individuals with criminal records.
  2. The Federal Bonding Program: This program protects businesses against employee theft or dishonesty by providing six months of coverage (ranging from $5,000 to $25,000) at NO COST to the job applicant or the employer. Better still, no paperwork is required on the part of the employer! See more at http://www.bonds4jobs.com/.

Hire a great employee… earn a tax credit… receive free bonding to protect you from employee dishonesty …. what are you waiting for??? Contact Nelson Duncan today at nduncan@pep.org to meet some great PEP graduates who can become your next great employees!