The Benefits of the Fair Chance Hiring Ordinance for the Business Community
This workshop will focus on educating the business community on the Fair Chance Hiring ordinance.
Facilitator: Office of Civil Rights, City of Austin
Speakers: Byron West, Charles Maud Toyota; Lee Pendleton, Workforce Solutions Capital Area; Rochion Gregg, Office of Civil Rights
Who Should Attend: Job Seekers/Community/Business Leaders/HR Managers
1:00 – 1:05 p.m. Welcome by Carol Johnson, J.D., M.A., Civil Rights Officer, City of Austin
1:05 – 1:10 p.m Introduction (Office of Civil Rights Facilitator)
1:10 – 1:40 p.m Fair Chance Hiring Overview
1:40 – 2:00 p.m Byron West, Charles Maud Toyota
2:00 – 2:20 p.m Lee Pendleton, Workforce Solutions Capital Area
2:20 – 2:30 p.m Q/A
This workshop is part of a four-part educational series sponsored by the Office of Civil Rights, informing the community, returning citizens, the re-entry community, employers, housing providers, businesses, and HR professionals on civil rights protections for Austinites.
This free training series seeks to empower participants with information to increase economic opportunity; prevent and reduce discrimination; support housing security; and protect the health and safety of Austin residents.
The series is designed for the reentry and marginalized communities, and will include the following critical information:
- Fair Chance Hiring for Job Seekers
- Fair Chance Hiring for Employers
- Employment Discrimination Education
- Housing Discrimination Education