Workforce Initiative 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.
Workforce Initiatives Grants
- Workforce Re-Entry Grants
- FreshStart Employment Program
- TDCJ Grant
- Career Pathways Grant
- Upskill Grant
Workforce Initiative has five major grant recipients with the following groups:
- United Way
- Oak Cliff Empowered
- Dallas Leadership Foundation
- Volunteers of America
- Regional Black Contractors Association
Workforce Development is Talent Development
City of Dallas FreshStart Employment Program
Our primary goal is to advocate for individuals returning to their communities from incarceration or with non-incarceration infractions that produce barriers to stable or full-time employment. The FreshStart Employment Program offers Second-Chance employment opportunities for individuals that have been impacted by the criminal justice system. Only applicants who meet that criteria, will be considered. Click here to apply.