Turnaround Houston!

Turnaround Houston! LogoTurnaround Houston! is an initiative launched by Mayor Sylvester Turner in efforts to address the barriers to employment that many Houstonians face. Turnaround Houston offers access to job training, resume writing, tattoo removal, social service agencies, educational institutions, counseling and intervention to help hard to employ Houstonians turn their lives around.

Join us for the Fall Turnaround Houston Job and Readiness Fair on Thursday, September 21, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Emancipation Cultural Center. To register for this event, go to https://wrkjobfair092123JS.eventbrite.com.

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More than 450 people attended the first in-person Turnaround Houston event since the pandemic. We are pleased to announce that over 300 interviews were scheduled! In addition, 45 free haircuts were given courtesy of Franklin Barber Institute, and 65 laptops were given out courtesy of Bridging the Digital Divide. Special thanks to our collaborators Councilmember Edward Pollard - City of Houston District J, Houston Complete Communities, and the Gulfton Citizen's Advisory Council. We are committed to hosting more Turnaround Houston events in 2023.

For information on how to best utilize Turnaround Houston job fairs, please see the following resources provided by District J.

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See the Workforce Series recordings below to help job seekers connect to valuable resources.

Resume and Interview Skills
Presenters: Workforce Solutions, Career Gear, Dress for Success Houston

Service Industry Spotlight
Presenters: JW Marriott Houston, OTG Airport Concession Group, UH Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management

Budgeting your Paycheck
Presenters: Houston Financial Empowerment Centers, METRO

Trade and Certification Programs
Presenters: SER Jobs, Work Texas

Resiliency Health Related & General Information

Employment Related Resources

Opportunities for Job Seekers

Other Useful Resources

Mental Health Resources


Turnaround Houston is a Collaborative Partner with H-GAC’s Gulf Coast Workforce Board - Workforce Solutions

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