The State Fair of Texas is hosting a job fair Wednesday and Thursday.
It's the first "Mapping Your Future: Successful Re-entry Resource Fair and Job Fair," which is free and open to the public. The Resource Fair is set from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday followed by the Job Fair at 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday.
Both will take place in historic Fair Park at the Briscoe Carpenter Livestock Center at 1403 Washington St. in Dallas.
This fair aims to assist those who have previously been incarcerated by connecting them to local organizations that offer support in removing barriers and obstacles they may face daily.
The Job Fair offers attendees access to employment opportunities that can lead to financially supporting themselves and their families. Attendees will receive valuable resources, assistance, and opportunities that facilitate positive reintegration into the community.
The goal of both the Resource Fair and the Job Fair is to spread awareness and change the social stigma surrounding incarceration, while bringing resources and opportunities to one central location, making them more readily available to the community, the State Fair said in a statement.
The following vendors will be at the resource fair:
Vendors that will be in attendance include: A+ EDUCATIONAL SOCIETY / AES Literacy Institute / Adult Enrichment Services
Altus Traffic Management
Baylor Scott & White Health and Wellness Center
Bike Friendly South Dallas
City of Dallas
City of Dallas Fresh Start Re-Entry Employment
City of Dallas Municipal Court
Cornbread Hustle, Inc
Dallas Police Dept Southeast NPO
First Choice Social Services
First Step Community Empowerment
Golden Gate Adult Rehabilitation Ministry
Goodwill Industries of Dallas
Grant Halliburton Foundation
Green Careers Dallas
Heart of Courage
Hogg's Automotive Training Academy, Inc.
Holiday Inn Club Vacations
LIFT (Literacy Instruction for Texas)
Mansfield Mission Center
Miles of Freedom
Mountain Top Contractors
North Texas Food Bank
On the Road Lending
One Man's Treasure
Operation Care International
Oxford House Outreach & Reentry
Positive Reflection Ministries
Prism Health North Texas
Quest for Greater Success
Richland College South Dallas Training Center - Workforce Training Department
Sheraton Dallas Hotel
Soul Flight Ministry
Southwest Public Relations, Inc.
Texas Workforce Solutions - Vocational Rehabilitation Services
The Academy of Barbering, LLC
Trinity Restoration Ministries
Under 1 Roof
UniCorp Services, Inc.
United States Navy
University of Texas at Arlington
World Flight Services
XL Pro Staffing