- to

Location: Virtual/Online
Cost: Free

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

Register here



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
Virtual Event

United States