Labor Trafficking 101 Seminar

Labor Trafficking 101 Seminar

The City of Dallas and the Texas Office of the Attorney General (OAG) are teaming up educate the public about labor trafficking.

The Texas OAG defines labor trafficking as the “recruiting, enticing, transporting, harboring, providing, or otherwise obtaining a person for forced labor or services gained through the use of force, fraud, or coercion.”

This virtual training will take place on at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. Open to vendors, suppliers and community members, it will teach participants how to identify and report labor trafficking.

 “Human trafficking, including labor trafficking, hurts our communities and we all have an interest in stopping it,” said Chhunny Chhean, director of the Office of Procurement Services. “By creating awareness in our community and reporting violations, we can help our fellow human beings and stop human trafficking.”

 According to the Texas OAG, 234,000 people in Texas are victims of labor trafficking.

 Some signs of labor trafficking include:

  • A worker being transported to the location by the owner or manager.
  • Several workers arrive and leave at the same time.
  • Worker has long hours, or is always available.
  • Worker seems to be deferring to another party before giving information.

 To attend Labor Trafficking 101,  click here.

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