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Lawmakers Want to Help People Get Jobs

February 20th, 2008 by flanews

Getting a job can be hard, but trying to get hired with a criminal record can really limit your options. A senate committee wants to help people who have gone through the system. A proposed bill would help people who have lost their civil rights get a job. Destiny Coleman was arrested when she was a teenager. She was tried as an adult. She later received a clemency letter, its been 10 year since her arrest, but she still has problems.

I cant get employed, because when they go into the FDLE database, they see my charges so nobody wants to hire me, so I cant volunteer at my daughters school and I cant get employment, said Coleman.

If the bill makes it through this legislative session, it would go into effect in July.

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