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Commissioner Jean Monestime and a group of job seekers from the Northside Transit Village Job Fair. Left to right: Sammy Jameson, Jacqueline Joseph, Tarod Symonette, Commissioner Jean Monestime, Derisee Francois and Abdul Gaskin.

Commissioner Jean Monestime and a group of job seekers from the Northside Transit Village Job Fair. Left to right: Sammy Jameson, Jacqueline Joseph, Tarod Symonette, Commissioner Jean Monestime, Derisee Francois and Abdul Gaskin.

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For the past two years, Brownsville resident Kenneth Rozier has remained financially afloat by working odd jobs in tiling and carpentry for friends & family members. A 29-year old with a criminal background for possession of firearm, Rozier views his conviction as a barrier to him obtaining employment.