February 27, 2019

Workforce Weekly

  • Advocacy Alert: NYC Council Hearings, including March 18 Oversight Hearing "New York Works, But for Whom? Examining the New York Works Jobs Plan
  • JobsFirstNYC Outlines Single-System Strategy for  NYC's OSOW Youth
  • NSC Poll Finds Overwhelming Support for More Funding for Skills Training Nationwide
  • FPWA Federal Funds Tracker
  • In the News: Stories & Reports for the Workforce Community
  • Job Openings Within Our Community + Programs and Events
Advocacy Alert: NYC Council Hearings, including March 18 Oversight Hearing "New York Works, But for Whom? Examining the New York Works Jobs Plan

Below are NYC Council hearings taking place this month that are relevant to the workforce and non-profit communities. March is a pivotal time for advocacy and engagement with the NYC Council as preliminary budget hearings take place that will inform the way the City and Council fund programs this year. We encourage members to attend and testify. For meeting location, click on "hearing details." For full Council hearing calendar, go here.

Of particular note is the March 18 oversight hearing titled "New York Works, But for Whom? Examining the New York Works Jobs Plan." This will be a joint hearing by the Oversight and Economic Development Committees, and are a direct result of our advocacy efforts to ensure that the City Council is thoroughly examining the de Blasio administration's jobs promises and how they will ensure that they support low-income and marginalized communities. NYCETC will be testifying at this hearing and will be mobilizing members to do so as well. Please contact Annie Garneva by replying to this email if your organization is interested in testifying.

Committee on Finance and Subcommittee on Capital Budget -  March 6  /  10 am
Preliminary Budget Hearing - Finance and Capital Budget. Hearing Details 

Committee on Higher Education -  March 7  /  10 am
Preliminary Budget Hearing - Higher Education. Hearing Details

Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations -  March 11  /  10 am
Preliminary Budget Hearing - Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations. Hearing Details

Committee on Youth Services -  March 11  /  2 pm
Preliminary Budget Hearing - Youth Services. Hearing Details

Committee on Aging -  March 12  /  10 am
Preliminary Budget Hearing - Aging. Hearing Details

Committee on Economic Development -  March 15  /  10 am
Preliminary Budget Hearing - Economic Development. Hearing Details

Committee on Small Business -  March 15  /  1 pm
Preliminary Budget Hearing - Small Business. Hearing Details

Committees on Oversight and Investigations, and Economic Development -  March 18  /  1 pm
Oversight - New York Works, But for Whom? Examining the New York Works Jobs Plan. Hearing Details

Committees on Justice System and Public Safety -  March 19  /  2:30 pm
Preliminary Budget Hearing - Justice System. Hearing Details

Committee on Education -  March 20  /  10 am
Preliminary Budget Hearing - Education. Hearing Details

Committee on Immigration -  March 20  /  2 pm
Preliminary Budget Hearing - Immigration. Hearing Details

Committee on General Welfare -  March 25  /  10 am
Preliminary Budget Hearing - General Welfare. Hearing Details 

Committees on Juvenile System and General Welfare -  March 25 /  1 pm
Preliminary Budget Hearing - Juvenile Justice. Hearing Details

Committee on Mental Health, Disabilities and Addiction -  March 26 /  10 am
Preliminary Budget Hearing - Mental Health, Disabilities and Addiction. Hearing Details

Committee on Finance and Subcommittee on Capital Budget -  March 27  /  10 am
Preliminary Budget Hearing - Finance and Capital Budget. Hearing Details
JobsFirstNYC Outlines Single-System Strategy for  NYC's OSOW Youth

JobsFirstNYC has published the first in its Policy Memos series, “Developing a Single-System Strategy for New York City’s Out-of-School, Out-of-Work Young Adult.” The mini series is designed to provide guidance to New York City policymakers, including the recently created  New York City’s Disconnected Youth Task Force led by Deputy Mayor Phil Thompson, to fully address the needs of today’s untapped young adult population. This first memo outlines a single-system strategy that supports young adults across a continuum to ensure the successful integration of OSOW young adults into the economic life of the city. Specifically, the continuum outlined (1) intervenes before a young person becomes OSOW, (2) engages and connects OSOW young adults to opportunities, and (3) supports the career development of young adults who are marginally connected to the labor market or pursuing postsecondary education. 
NSC Poll Finds Overwhelming Support for More Funding for Skills Training Nationwide

The National Skills Coalition released a new poll that shows voters across the country overwhelmingly support increasing public investment in skills training. The poll, conducted by ALG Research, shows that voters across parties, racial/ethnic groups, and education levels, want to see more investments in skills training – the most popular of the eight economic policy proposals tested, including free tuition for four-year public colleges, Medicare for all, and a middle-class tax cut. By a 50-point margin, voters are more likely to vote for a candidate who supports increasing government funding for skills training.

The results come at an opportune moment for newly elected Governors and members of Congress, as well as political candidates, already staffing up for 2020 races, who are looking to understand voter concerns. Key findings include: 
  1. 93 percent of voters support increasing investment in skills training
  2. There is strong, bipartisan support for a range of proposals related to skills training. At least 80 percent of voters support each of the eight skills training proposals tested in the poll.
  3. By a 50-point margin, voters are more likely to vote for a candidate who supports “increasing government funding for skills training.”
FPWA Federal Funds Tracker

FPWA has created a very handy tool - the Federal Funds Tracker - which demystifies the federal budget’s impact on New York City’s social service agencies. The Tracker provides actionable information to engage in the federal budget process by organizing federal budget data into interactive visualizations and by bringing the data to life with stories of New Yorkers whose quality of life was improved by federal grants.
In the News: 
Stories & Reports for the Workforce Community
Programs and Events from Our Community

Popular discussions about technology and the Future of Work often reference robots in manufacturing, but the introduction of automation to the manufacturing industry in the 20th century is likely quite different from how new technologies will be introduced into other industries here in the 21st century. This event will focus on how the introduction of AI, automation, and digitization look different between different sectors and ask how Washington stakeholders should respond to these changes, including through industry-specific policies around workforce re-skilling that complement universal approaches to assist workers and firms across industries. Register today.

Webinar - WIOA Title I for VR Professionals: Shared Goals and Potentials for Partnership
Wednesday, February 27  /  2– 3 pm
More info and RSVP here.

Webinar - Serving Out-of-School Youth for VR Professionals: Outreach, Engagement, and Support
Thursday, February 28  /  2– 3 pm

More info and RSVP here.

NSC Discussion Series: Tech’s Workforce Impact Across Different Industries
Thursday, February 28  /  9 am
More info and RSVP here.

FPI’s FY 2020 Budget Briefing in New York City
Monday, March 4  /  8:30 - 10:30 am
More info and RSVP here.

Quarterly Workforce Development Board Meeting 
Thursday, March 14  /  8:30 - 11:30 am

More info here.

UNLIKELY: New York City Red Carpet Premiere and Discussion
Thursday, March 14  /  6 - 9 pm
More info here.

NYATEP 2019 Youth Academy: Excellence in Youth Programming
March 18 - 20
More info and tickets here.

CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies: OUR ECONOMY! Economic Democracy & System Change
Friday, April 12  /  9 am - 6 pm
More info and RSVP here.

Program Recruitment

SUNY MEOC 4-day Security Officer Training 
Admission Sessions held every Wednesday at 10 am or 6 pm. Visit website or read this flyer for info.

Henry Street Settlement: Intern & Earn Spring Cohort (starts March 18)
See flyer for info and register here for info session.

Queensborough Community College: CUNY TechWorks - Applied Software Development Program
Application deadline: March 31 for cohorts beginning in summer 2019. 
Info sessions take place every Tuesday in February and March. 
More info here and sign up for an info session here.

Retraining Program For Immigrant Engineers @ Camba & The Cooper Union
Registration now open for spring semester 2019. For more info, see this flyer and register here.

CUNY Adult Learner Hub
See flyer for details.

Brooklyn Public Library: Adult Learning & High School Equivalency programs
More info on screening schedule here.

LaGuardia Community College Spring Training Opportunities
Plumbing and Electrical courses (Full scholarships available for students who qualify)
TechHire Open Code Web Development (free)
ExpandED Pathways (free)

Woodlawn & The Door Preservation Training Program
More info and RSVP for info sessions in brochure and website

NMIC - multiple programs currently recruiting
YouthBuild Business Bootcamp  - more info here
Security Guard Training - more info here
Home Health Aide Training - more info in English and Spanish
Customer and Food Service Training (adults) - more info here
Train & Earn Food Service & Training and Career Counseling - more info here

StreetWise Partners Mentorship Program
13 week mentorship program that assist participants who are un/underemployed gain the tools, skills, network and resources needed to obtain and maintain employment. Sign up for an info session here.

NADAP Comprehensive Employment Services (CES)
3-week job readiness workshops & pipeline to employment for youth/young adult between the ages of 16 and 24 who are TANF eligible.
More info, see the brochure or contact 212-986-1170 or

CPC Education and Career Services Brooklyn Information Session
Every Friday at 10 am
More info here.

LaGuardia Community College: CUNY Fatherhood Academy
Currently recruiting for the 16 week HSE prep program, which prepares fathers for the TASC exam and provides a range of academic and personal supports including tutoring, individualized counseling, financial literacy workshops and parenting workshops. Next cohort starts in January. Learn more here.

Professional Development + Trainings

WPTI: Foster Care Roundtable Series 2019 - Session 2
Thursday, February 28 /  9:30 am - 1:30 pm
More info here.

SeaChange Collective: Grounded Program Design -Incorporating Anti-Oppression Approaches to Social Justice Work
Thursday, February 28  /  9 am - 5 pm
More info here.

WPTI: Roundtable on Advising Non-Traditional Students on College
Wednesday, March 6  /  9:30 am - 12 pm
More info here.

SeaChange Collective: Amplifying Youth Engagement in Social Justice Work
Friday, March 1  /  9 am - 5 pm
More info here.
Job Openings from Our Community

Day Care Council of NY
Career Ladder Academic Advisor

WES Global Talent Bridge
Policy Strategist

Case Manager/Trainer    •   Career Case Manager   •    Program Manager   •   Senior Program Manager   •  Operations Associate    •  

Project Renewal

Assistant Director- Next Step ACE

Green City Force
Developer of Employer Partnerships

Account Manager

Employment Specialist   •  Accountant   •  Grants Accountant 

Prisoner Reentry Institute, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Deputy Director for Programs  •   Deputy Director for Finance and Administration   •   Human Resources Director

RiseBoro Community Partnership
Lead Career Counselor, Level Up! Workforce Development

Community Service Society of New York
Volunteer Manager, Financial Advocacy Program

Employment Specialist

JCC of Greater Coney Island
Case Manager

Queens Community House
Trainer   •   Business Services Specialist

Career Adviser I   •   Adult Education Instructor, Workforce Development  •  Adult Education Instructor, Success Coach, Workforce for HomeBase

Grace Institute
Administrative Professional Instructor  •  Director of Training

St Nicks Alliance
Skills Training Program Manager

Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow
Intake/Data Entry Associate  •  High School Equivalency Instructor  •  Child Care Navigator  •  Human Resources Assistant

Project Renewal
Vocational Case Manager  •  Case Manager Jr.   •    Assistant Director 

Center for Employment Opportunities
Quality Assurance Analyst   •  Director, Social Enterprise Operations    •  Young Adult Mentor    •   Manager of Supportive Services  •  Retention Specialist    •  Chief Operating Officer   •  Grants Analyst  •  Associate, Communications  •  Fleet Manager  •  Senior Manager, Benefits  •  Coordinator, Stewardship and Development   •    Grants Assistant  •   Evaluation Associate  •   Specialist, Learning and Development

The Door
Phlebotomist   •  College Advisor   •    Managing Director, Institutional Giving  •   Grants officer   •    Managing Attorney   •   Engagement Specialist   •    Community School Supervisor •  Case Manager, Mental Health and Personal Development

Chinese-American Planning Council
Activity Specialist  •  Education and Career Specialist  •  Higher Education Counselor    •   Outreach Specialist

Per Scholas
Senior Associate, Corporate Engagement - Newark & NY

Grant Associates
Career Navigator- Career Compass  •   Community Partner Coordinator  •   Employment Coordinator/ Account Manager  •   Sales Coordinator  •   Accountant   •   Data/Policy Analyst 

Jericho Project

Career Counselor

LaGuardia Community College
Workforce Development Operations Manager   •   Clinical Site Coordinator, Bilingual Medical Assistant Training Program   •    LaGuardia TechHIRE Open Code Educational Case Manager   •   LaGuardia TechHIRE Open Code Outcomes Specialist


Assessment Specialist/Substance Abuse Counselor   •   Clinical Case Manager  •   Job Developer  •   Assessment Specialist/Substance Abuse Counselor
Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation (NMIC)
ESOL Instructor
NYC Employment & Training Coalition (NYCETC)
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