Lafayette Company Holds Job Fair At Montana Jail
HARDIN, Mont. (AP) — A private corrections company that plans to turn a long-vacant southeastern Montana jail into a treatment center for Bureau of Indian Affairs inmates held a job fair to take applications for about 115 jobs.
The Billings Gazette reports officials with Emerald Correctional Management of Lafayette, La., handed out 200 job applications within two hours of the start of Wednesday's job fair in Hardin.
Chief operating officer Steve Afeman has said Emerald is pursuing plans to house about 350 inmates at the Two Rivers Detention Facility for therapeutic treatment. No contracts have been signed.
Emerald employee Doyle Jones says the company is looking to hire correctional officers, social workers and health care providers along with kitchen, clerical and maintenance staff.
Company officials say they hope to open the treatment center in June.
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