Workforce Development

Employment and Workforce Assistance, FreshStart Program Resource

Free Construction Workshop, August 16, 2023 @ 9am

We would like to invite you to our FREE CONSTRUCTION GENERAL PERMIT WORKSHOP – August 16, 2023, 9AM, via Microsoft Teams.  This workshop covers the Construction General Permit (TXR 150000), and the Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP) required for Construction Sites. Space is limited, so please RSVP by email to [email protected] and [email protected],...

Per Scholas Graduation

Last Week, many Per Scholas students celebrated their graduation from their programs in the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library. Per Scholas is a nonprofit organization in the United States that offers tuition-free technology training and professional development to underserved communities. With a mission to bridge the digital divide, the organization...

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Small Business Center (SBC) Focus Group

The City of Dallas’ Small Business Center works to be a champion for the growth of small businesses and nonprofits by offering technical assistance, loans, grants, and connecting Minority/Women-Owned Business Enterprises to capacity building opportunities. We are reaching out to you to help us strengthen how...

The FreshStart Roundtable Session

The FreshStart Employment Program and Small Business Office organized a roundtable discussion aimed at fostering a strong partnership with Hiring Managers and Business Partners from the City of Dallas. The objective of the round-table discussion was to speak briefly about FreshStart History, Recidivism, City Manager’s Goal for the program, Challenges, DBI Database, Retention and FreshStart Spotlight...

FreshStart Spotlight: Ellington Rucker

Joining the Fresh Start Employment Program offered by the City of Dallas is a decision that can lead to transformative personal and professional growth for individuals returning to their communities from incarceration. This program provides individuals with the necessary tools, resources, and support to embark on a successful career path...

Dallas Leadership Foundation (DLF): Joseph Smith Spotlight

The Dallas Leadership Foundation (DLF) provides a pre- and post-reentry program in Hutchins State Jail. DLF assists people in starting new by working closely with them to create personalized service plans with mentoring that help them reintegrate into society. DLF connects individuals who have been incarcerated in the past with...

Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber – Quality and Excellence Awards

The Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce(GDHCC) recognizes Hispanic-owned small businesses and M/WBEs in North Texas for their innovative, community-driven, and dedicated contributions. The Chamber also recognizes the partners and stakeholders that support the GDHCC's mission of empowering Hispanic business owners. This year the Small Business Center(SBC) attended the award ceremony...

FreshStart Spotlight: Ivory Simmons

Introducing Ivory! Ivory has actively participated in the FreshStart Program for nearly a year. Starting off as a 311 operator, Ivory swiftly ascended and was soon promoted to the position of WIC Clerk. Her inspiring journey exemplifies the remarkable opportunities that this program offers. FreshStart Employment also supports the client throughout...

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....