SHAFTER, Calif. - If you’re looking for work, you might be able to find it in Shafter.
The city’s Community Correctional Facility will soon reopen to help relieve overcrowding at other prisons across the state.
A new contract with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation allows the city of Shafter to open the facility as soon as November. The city will collect $14 million to house the inmates.
That deal was was originally extended to Taft Community Correctional Facility, but Taft CCF instead took a deal with LA County.
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Shafter CCF can hold more higher level security inmates, so Taft CCF would have had to make upgrades.
The Shafter facility is looking to hire 85 new staff members including correctional officers, registered nurses, educational instructors and cooks.
A job fair will be held Monday, Oct. 14, at the Shafter Veterans Hall at 309 California Ave from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Applications can also be submitted at America’s Job Center. The Bakersfield office is at 1600 East Belle Terrace and the Shafter office is located at 115 North Central Valley Highway.