Office of Business Opportunity

OBO Press Release

Turnaround Houston Readiness Fair Offers More Than 700 Job Openings

April 12, 2021 -- The City of Houston invites job seekers to the Turnaround Houston Readiness Fair, held virtually on Thursday, April 29 through Sunday, May 2. Job seekers can chat live with hiring employers and resource organizations from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Thursday. To register, click here (link expired) and choose Turnaround Houston from the drop-down menu. Or, for more information, go to

More than 700 job openings from dozens of employers will be available at this event. There will be positions available for all skill levels, and job seekers can also connect with hiring managers and company representatives, as well as find information about job readiness tools, training and continued education. Those who have criminal histories are welcome to attend.

Turnaround Houston, which combines the elements of a job fair and a resource center, is a community-based initiative created by Mayor Sylvester Turner in 2016.

“Everyone deserves access to opportunity, and this program works to remove barriers for people who are looking to turn their life around through gainful employment,” said Mayor Sylvester Turner. “In addition to job postings, Turnaround Houston can point you in the right direction. I encourage everyone to attend this event if they need assistance finding and keeping a job.”

Turnaround Houston is held in collaboration with the Office of Business Opportunity, the Office of Council Member Edward Pollard – Houston City Council District J, and Workforce Solutions.

“Turnaround Houston aims to serve the employment needs of all Houstonians, regardless of their backgrounds,” said OBO Director Marsha E. Murray. “We are hosting this event virtually over the course of four days, providing ample opportunity for job seekers to access the job portal from anywhere and at any time.”