FreshStart Spotlight: Anthony Murphy

“What’s on the paper is not necessarily the person”

Anthony Murphy shares his experience of receiving a “fresh start” with the FreshStart Program. After learning about FreshStart from a hiring event, Mr. Murphy learned he was eligible to participate in the program. During his employment at the City of Dallas, Mr. Murphy has been able to grow his skills and further his career. He affirms that the process was smooth and encourages other eligible candidates to apply.

What’s FreshStart?

FreshStart Employment Program, is aimed at ensuring that current, unemployed, underemployed, seasonally employed, and temporarily employed individuals with criminal backgrounds, have the opportunity to obtain full-time employment within the City of Dallas and receive the support needed to maintain and thrive in the workforce. 

FreshStart relies on a combination of internal programs and local community-based organizations to refer eligible clients and to help potential clients gain the stability and skills needed to become successful employees. The FreshStart staff will work with City departments to help place clients in full-time positions with opportunities for growth.

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