Williamson County Commissioners Court approved a contract with Nineveh Ministries Inc., also known as Jail to Jobs, to provide services at the Williamson County Expo Center on Oct. 17.

The overview

The commissioners approved a contract with Jail to Jobs to supply the county with one supervisor and up to three personnel based on the Expo Center’s need to prepare for various events. Services provided by the participants include constructing livestock panels, cleaning stalls, maintaining bleachers and collecting trash. The county will host its third annual Williamson County Fair and Rodeo on Oct. 25-28.

Fees to the organization are paid based on a rate of $18 per hour for the supervisor position and $13 per hour for the personnel positions. Per the contract, fees to the organization will not exceed $48,000.

About the program

Jail to Jobs is a nonprofit organization that provides youth offenders with employment-based monitoring meant to teach them job skills and financial responsibility in an effort to lower recidivism rates.

“Jail to Jobs is an awesome program,” Precinct 3 Commissioner Valerie Covey said. “We also use their services at the animal shelter, and it’s been a great partnership.”