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The City of Austin will host the Career Expo to help build a stronger and more vibrant community by providing opportunities for employers to fill their openings and for attendees to find gainful employment.

The City of Austin’s Earned Sick Time Ordinance aims to address the needs of workers in Austin for limited time off for health and safety needs. The intent of the ordinance is also to reduce employee turnover and unemployment, and to benefit the local economy. The law requires employers to accrue sick time and allow employees to request payment for usage of sick time for personal illness or injury.

The City's Human Resources Department offers members of the community employment assistance at several locations across the city. 

This page has employment resources available in the Austin metro area.

The City of Austin’s Fair Chance Hiring Ordinance, which took effect April 4, 2016, aims to reduce recidivism and unemployment and increase re-integration for qualified job applicants with criminal histories. The law places restrictions on certain private employers on when they can ask about a job applicant’s criminal history and how that information can be used.

Travis County Reentry Resource Guide

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The City of Austin offers unpaid and paid internships. To see a listing of the Youth Employment and Program Opportunities, please visit the Youth Employment and Program Opportunities web page.

Employment Centers are closed these days. See current news releases for information on other services available for a particular holiday.

In February 2016, Austin City Council adopted Chapter 2-14 which allows City staff to modify a City of Austin requirement (related to residential property) for a person with a disability and outlines a process for how to request reasonable accommodations.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer, the City will conduct its staffing activities: selection, promotion, demotion, transfer, training and separation, in accordance with established federal, state and local EEO laws and regulations as the affect the City.