• Teens ask for jobs to stay out of gangs, immediately get hired

    By: Nicole Emmett , WSBTV - Atlanta

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    LAGRANGE, Ga. - A Georgia woman is praising four young men for taking the initiative to find gainful employment instead of succumbing to the pressure to join gangs.

    Zsa Zsa Heard, who lists her employment as CEO of LaGrange Housing Authority in Lagrange, Georgia, detailed the incident in a public Facebook post last week.
     
     
    Heard said four men walked into her office and asked for jobs. She asked them why they wanted jobs, and they said they did not want to get in trouble or join a gang, according to her post.
     
    She said she asked them if they had ever been approached about being in a gang, and they said yes.
     
    She said she hired the four young men on the spot.
     
    She wants people to help empower the young men.
     
     
     

    I want Facebook to empower these young men they walked into my office today and asked for a job. I said why do you want...

    Posted by Zsa Zsa Heard on Wednesday, July 27, 2016
    WSBTV has contacted Heard for further comment.
     
    We’ll update this story as soon as we hear back from her.

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