For Immediate Release 

April 23, 2024


Amanda Powers 
2nd Street 
(518) 928-9888 
[email protected] 

Area employers invited to register by May 15

PITTSFIELD, MA — 22nd Street, in collaboration with Berkshire Community College (BCC), Berkshire County Jail and House of Correction, Berkshire District Attorney’s Office, MassHire Berkshire Career Center and Berkshire Innovation Center, will hold the Second Chances Job and Resource Fair on Wednesday, May 22, from 4-6 pm. The job fair will be held at Berkshire Innovation Center, located at 45 Woodlawn Avenue, Pittsfield.

The job fair is free and open to the public. Formerly incarcerated individuals, including those who may have been justice involved and/or who have a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) file, are particularly encouraged to attend. Walk-ins are welcome; no registration is required.

For those in need of transportation, roundtrip shuttle service will be provided to the job fair. Pickup at 3:30 pm is available at the following locations:

  • Joseph Scelsi Intermodal Transportation Center, 1 Columbus Avenue, Pittsfield
  • Rural Recovery Resources, 67 State Road, Great Barrington
  • Main Street Bus Stop, 70 Main Street, North Adams

Area employers who are interested in participating in the fair must register in advance. The registration deadline is May 15, 2024, or until filled. Employers must have open positions they are seeking to fill immediately and must have a second chances/CORI-friendly hiring policy. To register, visit

About 2nd Street

Second Street Second Chances, Inc., better known as 2nd Street, supports formerly incarcerated persons in Berkshire County and connects them with the tools, programs and support they need to successfully reenter their community. 2nd Street is committed to treating formerly incarcerated individuals with respect and encouragement; providing them with job readiness skills and access to employment opportunities; preparing them to become productive and contributing citizens; and educating and advocating for communities to embrace them as such. Services and referrals include medical and mental health resources, substance use disorder services, financial resources and literacy, transportation, family reunification, housing, job training and employment, and legal services. Visit 2nd Street at