Rockford police host Rock House job fair

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - In an effort to reduce crime and increase employment, the Rockford Police Department hosts a community job fair.

Along with the Rock House Officer Program, the district one headquarters welcomed the public to learn about jobs available from a number of businesses, including UPS, SwedishAmerican, Work Place and more.

Police say candidates should come dressed for success and with a resume if they can. Officer Eric Thurmond says this is also a great way to improve community relations with the police.

"We just wanted to give back to the community; we wanted to do a job fair for anyone looking for a job. There's a direct correlation between unemployment and crime, so we want to get as many people jobs that need them and we want people to be comfortable coming to the police station," says Thurmond.

The Rockford Police Department will host another job fair this Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon at the district two headquarters at 1410 Broadway.