Workforce Initiatives is a unified set of solutions to meet employment needs, by embracing a variety of cultures, attitudes, and individual potential. Creating connections among the City of Dallas is a key component in providing effective, efficient, and quality workforce development solutions.
The City’s goal is to place workers in jobs where there are career development opportunities, and cultivating that development can certify an adequate source of capable individuals for job placement.
This program will specialize in providing job training for residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and those of low to moderate incomes.
Livy Shipman is an extraordinary example of the amazing work being done by FreshStart participants all around the City of Dallas.
On April 06, 2023 FreshStart(FS) hosted an Employment Second Chance Hiring Event at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library. FreshStart Program participants were able to have same day interviews and some even had some day offers!
A report commissioned by Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson and Produced by Cicero Group.
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.