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 fulltime 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.
If you were previously incarcerated/detained in prison and/or county jail for a non-aggravated offense, the release date must be a minimum of six (6) months ago (from today)
- If you were previously incarcerated/detained in prison and/or county jail for an aggravated offense, the release date must be a minimum of two (2) years ago (from today)
The release date is indicative to anyone who was detained in prison and/or county jail
Other arrests or offenses on your background report will be assessed accordingly on a case by case basis
Other Felony Charges – 5-year minimum waiting period (from today).
FreshStart clients are considered eligible, by meeting
all criteria below:
Must be at least 18 years of age
Considered by referral (click here to submit the referral form)
consideration will be
those meeting all eligibility guidelines. Please review prior to completing the referral form
Submit application(s) via the City of Dallas Employment site for program targeted positions
Released from incarceration a minimum of six (6) months ago for non-aggravated offenses
- Released from incarceration for a minimum of two (2) years for aggravated offenses
Have other arrests on criminal background report (without incarceration)
A minimum of 6 months stable housing
Have attended or agree to attend a job training or job readiness workshop. To include, but not limited to:
City of Dallas Values of Services
- Making a Good First Impression
- Soft Skills
- Resume writing and interview skills
- Completing employment applications
- Mock interviews
- Financial literacy
- Building a positive work ethic (Integrity, Respect, Trust)
- Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging
- Being a Team Player
- Time Management and Accountability
- Goal Setting
- Managing Emotions
MORE POSITONS WILL BE POSTED SOON!
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For information regarding our positions and/or program eligibility requirements, please email email@example.com.
FreshStart events does not guarantee employment.