NBC Evening News for Sunday, Dec 17, 2000
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.
(No location given: Virginia Cha) Louisiana's job fair program for convicted criminals seeking skilled jobs in the labor force featured; scenes shown from a job fair for inmates who receive job training while incarcerated. [Louisiana secretary of labor Garey FOSTER - says prisoners are used to working hard.] [Convict Reginald SCOTT - says a lot of people are willing to hire convicted felons.] [Employer Ronnie ROBERT - says the workers are monitored.] Experimentation with prison job fairs in other states noted. [Turner Industries vice president Todd FAUST, trainee Tony BROWN - comment on the jobs program.]
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