As we all monitor and adjust to the new circumstances of the current COVID-19 pandemic, we will continue to share resources and guidance to help you, your staff and the New Yorkers that you serve.
Letters to the Administration
Over the past week, we have worked with various partners in the field to develop and sign on to several letters to the de Blasio administration highlighting the most pressing issues facing the human services sector during the COVID-19 outbreak. We are grateful to be part of the C-19 HHS Nonprofit Membership Organization Workgroup, spearheaded by the Human Services Council. Most recently, on March 16, the group shared a letter (read full letter here) with a number recommendations and feedback to the City on how to best ensure that the sector to have continuity of operations and best serve staff and clients.
We will provide updates related to the workforce sector over the coming days.
NYSDOL has just released a new schedule for individuals filing new Unemployment Insurance Claim by phone or web. As a reminder the 7 day waiting period has been waived, and the claims schedule is based on the first letter of your last name (see schedule and info here)
NYCETC will be postponing the Opportunity Awards Reception originally scheduled for April 30.
Nominations for the Opportunity Awards are still open, and have been extended to at least April 15. We will continue to update this process throughout the coming month. Visit the Opportunity Awards website for links to nomination forms and event info, including the Nomination Packet.
Census 2020: Resources and Guidance
The 2020 Census launched last week - and our partners at ABNY have created useful materials for organizations supporting the Census outreach process. The Census will determine how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding will affect our communities for years to come.
Below are some key messages and information to know when supporting your community members:
Starting last week, every household in America will receive an invitation in the mail to complete the 2020 Census form online at my2020census.gov, by phone at 1-844-330-2020 or by mail.
You don’t have to wait to receive your form in the mail, on and after March 12 you can complete your Census by phone at 1-844-330-2020 or online using a computer or your smartphone at my2020census.gov
Each mailed invitation will include a unique Census ID, but you can also complete your Census form online or by phone without a Census ID. You do not need the ID number to complete the Census.
There is NO citizenship question on the US Census and your information is private and legally protected. The U.S. Census is bound by law to protect your answers and keep them strictly confidential.
If you or a client need assistance completing the Census form, call the Census Bureau Customer Service Center at 1-800-923-8282.
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LinkedIn Webinars for Workforce Professionals
LinkedIn 101: The What's, Why's, and How's of Using LinkedIn / Info and RSVP
LinkedIn 201: Helping Clients Stand Out to Recruiters on LinkedIn / Info and RSVP
LinkedIn 202: Using LinkedIn for Business Outreach / Info and RSVP
LinkedIn Myth Busters: A Guide to LinkedIn's Usefulness in Workforce Development / Info and RSVP
Grounded Program Design: Incorporating Anti-Oppression Approaches to Social Justice
April 22 / Info and Tickets
Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the closure of many on-site offices and programs, we have removed all program recruitment information until our members have had some time to re-arrange their programming online, remotely or in some other creative fashion. Please send updated program schedule and communications to email@example.com