Talent & Workforce Resources
A guide for employers and job seekers.
The DRC helps employers retain and attract talent to the Dallas Region by providing information and marketing materials highlighting why the Dallas Region is the best place to live, work, and do business.
The Say Yes to Dallas campaign is a talent attraction initiative created by the DRC to help human resource professionals attract talented workers from around the world to the Dallas Region.
Explore Dallas neighborhoods and surrounding communities, culture, parks and outdoors, and stories from residents who moved here to start or continue a career, raise a family, and experience one of the most vibrant places in the United States.
SAY YES TO DALLAS RECRUITING TOOLKIT
The Say Yes to Dallas Recruiting Toolkit provides a wealth of useful information about the Dallas Region for recruiters and their job candidates, including key messages and marketing materials, a guide to navigating an international move, and resources for recruiting diverse tech talent.
Say Yes to Dallas
Market your company’s brand and gain more exposure for your open positions as a featured employer of the DRC’s Say Yes to Dallas talent attraction campaign.
Best Place for
Working Parents® Dallas
Working Parents® Dallas
Take the first-of-its kind business self-assessment to determine whether your company qualifies for the Best Place for Working Parents® Dallas designation, presented by PNC Bank.
Texas Workforce Commission
SKILLS DEVELOPMENT FUND
A business looking to provide upskilling opportunities to current employees can be awarded a grant of up to $500,000 to partner with a local community college, technical college, or workforce development board to provide customized training. Employers must also pay prevailing wages in the local market for trainees. Learn more.
SKILLS RECRUIT TEXAS
Skills Recruit Texas provides financial support to community colleges or technical colleges to deliver rapid response training and upskilling services for employers expanding operations to or in Texas. Programs developed must have customized training programs, a fast-tracked curriculum, and instructor certifications to conduct the training and acquire the necessary training equipment. Learn more.
SKILLS FOR SMALL BUSINESS
Businesses with fewer than 100 employees qualify for this grant program. The grant includes varying tuition and fees reimbursement for new hires and incumbent employees, those being $1,800 and $900 respectively. Training can be selected from community colleges or technical colleges that fulfill the desired outcomes. Learn more.
SELF SUFFICIENCY FUND
Private, nonprofit organizations, community colleges, and technical colleges, can apply for a grant of up to $500,000 for training projects. Training must be focused on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), or individuals at risk of becoming dependent on public assistance. Learn more.
HIGH-DEMAND JOB TRAINING
Economic Development Corporations that specialize in special projects such as infrastructure, manufacturing, or research and development can apply for a grant with a local workforce development board to leverage up to $1 million to fund training for locally identified high-demand jobs. Boards can use funds to match dollar-for-dollar up to $150,000 annually to support job training and related costs. Learn more.
TEXAS INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIP
A local workforce development board that is awarded a grant under this program would partner with eligible private industry partners to leverage dollar-for-dollar matches up to $150,000 to fund related high-demand training and associated costs. Industries for this program are focused on Advanced Technologies and Manufacturing, Aerospace and Defense, Biotech and Life Sciences, IT, Petroleum Refining, and Energy. Learn more.
DALLAS REGION RESEARCH
Job Seeker Resources
There are thousands of unfilled, living-wage job postings throughout the Dallas Region. The DRC provides helpful information and resources to support job seekers looking to relocate to the region, obtain new skills and job training, or find flexible short-term work.
Say Yes to Dallas Job Search
- Explore jobs and companies online to find your future in the Dallas Region.
- Find IT and technology jobs at Say Yes to Tech in Dallas. The Dallas Region is quickly becoming the next technology innovation hub of America thanks to recent technology companies, like Facebook and Amazon, opening offices here.
- Visit Say Yes to Health Care in Dallas to learn more about making a difference in your local community through working in health care.
Essentials Guide for Relocating Talent
Workforce Solutions for Job Seekers
Short Term Training
- Per Scholas offers free hands-on technology training to students throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area. It is accessible by DART and is located in Downtown Dallas.
- Merit America creates fast, flexible pathways to family-sustaining careers for Americans without 4-year degrees.
- ReadyToWork is a best-in-class workforce development and corporate training provider committed to increasing economic mobility.
- WorkReadyU, offered by Dallas College, is a no-cost adult education program that teaches you the skills needed for college or career success.
- Year Up‘s mission is to close the Opportunity Divide by ensuring that young adults gain the skills, experiences, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through careers and higher education.
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