City of Dallas Workforce Development FreshStart Employment Program

Are you ready for a FRESH START?

  • Were you previously incarcerated and released from prison or county jail 1 (one) year ago or longer? 
  • Do you have charges/arrests on your background that has become a roadblock to full-time and/or stable employment?

If so, we may have an opportunity for you!

The Small Business Center –  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.

For more information please visit The City of Dallas Link

By Marcy Bishop-Lilley
Marcy Bishop-Lilley Career Coach for First Year Students, Sophomores, Graduate Students and Recent Graduates in Visual Arts and Design