Job fair combats violence in Ocean Hill

A job fair was held today in hopes of combating violence in Ocean Hill. Organizers say the driving force behind senseless violence and gang activity

Organizers aimed to help young people get off the streets and into work.

Organizers aimed to help young people get off the streets and into work. (4/8/13)

BROOKLYN - A job fair was held today in hopes of combating violence in Ocean Hill.

Organizers say the driving force behind senseless violence and gang activity in central Brooklyn is the lack of employment in those communities. That's why local leader Tony Herbert has set out to help get young people to work and off the streets.

Dozens of employers turned out for the fair at the Wayside Baptist Church. 

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