Uniting and Healing Through Hope of Monroe County holding job fair

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — In order to stop the violence, community leaders say it’s also important to address the lack of job opportunities.

To help with that, Uniting and Healing Through Hope of Monroe County teamed up with county legislators to announce a job fair Wednesday.

Clay Harris, the group’s founder, said the lack of jobs for certain demographics is a systemic and widespread problem that plagues many neighborhoods in Rochester.

"We need to put actual solutions, bring ideas and answers to this perpetual, senseless violence," Harris said. "And a lot has to do with underlying issues of the violence, and that is lack of jobs, lack of education, or more education, lack of healthcare or more healthcare."

The job fair will be held on Nov. 15 and Nov. 16 at the Downtown Holiday Inn on 70 State St. from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.