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  • CUF Report + WSJ Article: NYC’s Glaring Racial Disparities in Employment & Wages
  • Video of NYCETC Mayoral Fireside Chat with Dianne Morales + Upcoming Events
  • Restore Indirect Funding: HSC Survey
  • Advocacy Action Alert: Nonprofit Sign On Letter & Position Statement on NYS Revenue Legislation
  • News, Events & Professional Development
  • Program Recruitment
  • Job Opportunities
CUF Report + WSJ Article: NYC’s Glaring Racial Disparities in Employment & Wages

The Center for an Urban Future published “Stark Disparities in Employment and Wages for Black New Yorkers,” a report that concludes that for New York City to achieve an equitable and inclusive economic recovery, city policymakers will need to take strong steps to help more Black New Yorkers gain footholds - and advance - in a diverse range of industries. The report finds that Black New Yorkers hold a shockingly small share of the jobs in a wide-array of well-paying industries in New York City - not just in finance and technology, but in creative fields, construction, business services, doctor's offices, and manufacturing. In addition to these workforce disparities, the study finds significant income gaps between Black and white workers in nearly every industry - not just high-paying fields, but also middle wage fields like department stores, the postal service, warehousing and storage, and beauty salons.

The report’s findings are covered in the Wall Street Journal article “New York City Mayor’s Plan to Address Black Unemployment Faces Hurdles, New Study Shows." Here, NYCETC’s Executive Director Jose Ortiz, Jr. discusses that employment inequity is partly rooted in the fact that many people of color in New York City don’t have the educational credentials that companies traditionally look for when hiring: “It may result in them being shortchanged or not offered salaries that are up to par with their white or more-educated colleagues.” NYCETC supports CUF's call that closing these gaps should be among the city’s highest policy priorities and will require a dedicated and long-term response, including recommendations for major new efforts to increase the number of Black New Yorkers who attain a post-secondary credential, scaling up of skills-building pathways that have demonstrated success in helping to diversify growing industries, and investing in work-based learning opportunities.
Video of NYCETC Mayoral Fireside Chat with Dianne Morales + Upcoming Events

NYCETC is hosting a series of 2021 Mayoral Candidate Fireside Chats to hear about each candidate’s plans if elected to the office of NYC Mayor, and the role of the workforce development community here in New York City. We held our second conversation with Dianne Morales, discussing her vision for an equitable recovery and economy, her support for worker coops, and deep partnerships with community-based organizations & city agencies. Watch the fireside chat with Dianne Morales.

Upcoming Calendar of Events (RSVP here):

  • Thursday, September 10 – Eric Adams
  • Thursday, October 15 – Scott Stringer
  • Thursday, November 5 – Loree Sutton

On August 8th, we kicked off the series with former Obama Administration Secretary for Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan. Watch the fireside chat with Shaun Donovan.

Restore Indirect Funding: HSC Survey 
Recently, the City announced they will no longer fully honor their commitment to pay providers their full indirect rate retroactive to the beginning of FY20, despite past assurances that COVID-19 would not impact the rollout of this vital initiative. Cuts to indirect rates will be at 40% of what was originally promised in FY20 budget amendments (but not lower than an overall 10% ICR value), with the city funding only 60% of FY20 amendment values. More information can be found in this guidance from MOCS about the FY20 cuts to indirect.

Indirect Investment Survey: HSC is asking providers to participate in an Indirect Investment Survey. To participate, select from the options below which stage of the process you are in regarding the indirect cost rate implementation and indicate the total value of the indirect cost rate enhancement overall as applicable. Please specify FY20 and FY21 values in your answers if you are able, and email your responses to HSC's Senior Policy Analyst Gloria Kim (
  • We have not yet received approval of our new rate. 
  • We are in the process of getting our rate approved and are confirming the value of our amendments. We are working with MOCS on our delta template.
    • Estimated value FY20, FY21
  • Our rate was approved but after completing my delta template, no new funds were added to our contracts. Instead, existing funds were reallocated to conform with the indirect cost manual. 
  • Our rate was approved and will require new money to implement. Our amendments are in the pipeline awaiting registration. 
    • Value of pending amendments FY20, FY21 
  • Our rate was approved and ICR contract amendments were registered. We are able to claim our new indirect rate. 
    • Value of registered amendments FY 20, FY21
Advocacy Action Alert: Nonprofit Sign On Letter & Position Statement on NYS Revenue Legislation
New York is facing an economic and social crisis brought on by COVID-19. New York nonprofits have consistently shown they are crucial sources of support for communities and demonstrated their commitment to working in partnership with the state to face the current challenges. However, given recent state actions to withhold payments for nonprofit organizations, suspend the prompt contract and prompt payment laws, and threats to retroactively cut funding for work nonprofits have already done on the state’s behalf, nonprofits face an immediate financial crisis. Nonprofits are being forced to choose between prioritizing service and safety for our communities, paying our staff, and remaining in operation.

New York faces one of the most significant financial challenges in its history. With a $13 billion deficit and Congress’s failure to pass a stimulus package that provides aid to states and localities, New York must consider all options to prevent austerity cuts that will devastate New York communities and cause lasting harm to the nonprofits that serve them. In response, our partners at Nonprofit New York and have organized a sign on letter and set of recommendations urging the legislature and Governor to pass legislation to raise revenue for the state. Join NYCETC and dozens of nonprofits in signing on to the recommendations and nonprofit position statement on New York State revenue legislation.

The Roadmap for Racial Equity, Special Edition: Immigrants and English Learners.
National Skills Coalition

Unemployment Isn’t Too High — Regular Wages Are Too Low
Maureen Conway Op-Ed via Politico

Unpredictable work hours and volatile incomes are long-term risks for American workers
Brookings Institution

These are the jobs Amazon is hiring for ahead of its New York expansion

Youth Apprenticeship Can Help Reduce Long-Term Harms from Recession
Urban Institute

Lost art: Measuring COVID-19’s devastating impact on America’s creative economy
Brookings Institution


(Virtual) Events

Charting a Path Forward: Systemic Racism, Inequity, and Tech Entrepreneurship
Wednesday, August 26  /  7 - 8:30 pm  /  Info & RSVP

California’s Approach to Recovery and Resilience
Wednesday, August 26  /  2 - 3 pm
  /  Info & RSVP

Creating Equitable Access to Health Care and Workforce Integration
Thursday, August 27  /  2 - 3 pm  /  Info & RSVP

ABNY Black Leadership in NYC Series: Hon. Letitia James, NYS Attorney General
Tuesday, September 15  /  11 am  /  Info & RSVP

NEW Conversations: Building Back NYC with Inclusivity
Tuesday, September 15  /  1 - 2 pm  /  Info & RSVP

Cause Effective Nonprofit Resilience Program: Fundraising Under COVID
Wednesday, September 16  /  10 - 11:30 am  /  Info & RSVP

Please send updated program schedule and communications for employment and training programs to

Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation
Virtual Hiring Event on Wednesday, August 27: RSVP here.

Young Invincibles
New York Fall 2020 Young Advocates Program is a part-time, paid advocacy and policy fellowship teaches young people about their local and state government, and how to use their voices to affect change in NY higher education. Learn more about the program hereApplications are due Wednesday, August 26.

Train & Earn is a 6-week PAID certification and training program for opportunity youth ages 16-24 who are out of school and not working at the time of enrollment. Programming will be entirely online, and participants will receive a free Chromebook. Candidates will earn a stipend of up to $500 when they complete certifications and program benchmarks. Candidates receive case management services and job placement assistance while in programming, and incentives upon completion. Begin application process here.
YouthBuild: Business Bootcamp is a 5-month program for young adults (17*-24) that provides high school equivalency (HSE) instruction, as well as training in the areas of small business ownership, digital literacy and employment readiness. Candidates receive a stipend while participating and have access to job placement assistance upon completion. The next cohort of YouthBuild will start in September, and classes will be held virtually. Begin application process here.

- Bridges to Careers Program is a career readiness program designed for young adults living in the South Bronx between 18-24 years old who have been involved in the juvenile or adult criminal justice system. B2C provides case management and financial coaching, employment services, career planning, mentoring, and linkages and support for occupational training and credential attainment. Sign up for an info session here.
- Strong Fathers, Stronger Families program is welcoming all father figures in New York looking for support as parents, partners, and seeking employment. SFSF provides virtual workshops on parenting, healthy relationships, and job readiness and works with fathers to access training and job opportunities. In partnership with STRIVE and BronxWork, services are provided virtually and in-person. For more information please visit or email

Maintenance/Construction Training Program - During this 9 week training clients will receive OSHA 30, RRP, GPRO, Site Safety, 2 hour drug and alcohol awareness along with comprehensive workforce development training. Upon completion of training graduates will receive job placement assistance and lifetime alumni services.  Virtual information sessions are being held every Monday and Tuesday @ 10am via ZOOM (see flyer for details). 

LaGuardia Community College
Launching a new Supply Chain & Logistics Management program, which focuses on the application of supply chain management and learning the soft and technical skills required to become a leader in the supply chain and/or logistics management fields. The goal of this program is to provide analytical skills, soft skills, and hands-on training to become a first-line supervisor of an operation. This program could offer a potential path to move up to a management role for employees within the logistics and transportation sector, or to transition from storefront retail management to logistics management, which is expanding with the growth of online retail and delivery. RSVP for virtual information sessions throughout July and August and learn more about the program here.

Manhattan Educational Opportunity Center
The MEOC is offering free OSHA 30 Hr. for Construction and Security Officer Training programs in September. NYS residents who are 18 or older and who possess a HS Diploma (or its equivalent) can apply online for our Career Training programs from either a laptop, tablet or mobile device. Upon completion of programs, students will receive industry certifications that can improve chances of gaining employment.  The MEOC is working remotely at this time. Additional updates and information for potential applicants can be found here.

Building Skills NY
BSNY is currently virtually recruiting candidates for full-time entry level construction jobs throughout NYC. Candidates that meet BSNY minimum requirements are invited to complete an application online to begin the process and receive an invitation to an upcoming virtual recruitment event. BSNY holds virtual events on Mondays and Thursdays at 6:30AM via Zoom. More info here and upcoming events here.

StreetWise Partners  
Currently recruiting for the 13 week mentorship program that assists participants who are un/underemployed gain the tools, skills and resources needed to obtain and maintain employment. Participants receive individualized support from 1 or 2 mentors while learning about career planning, resume writing, interview techniques, networking, LinkedIn, and workplace culture. Participants gain access to a network of thousands of volunteer professionals, mentees, and alumni graduates; as well as, ongoing professional development opportunities and job updates. To sign up for an info session click here. New dates and times added weekly. Recruitment will be open until the end of August. Program starts on the week of September 8.

Project Renewal
Project Renewal’s Next Step Internship Program is an 8-week training program for careers in homeless services.  As part of the program, trainees will gain the knowledge and skills needed to succeed as frontline essential workers in homeless shelters.  The training is a combination of virtual instructor-led training and paid internships in homeless shelters.  Trainees will have the opportunity to earn industry-recognized credentials and will receive job placement services upon graduation.  Trainees must have a High School Diploma or Equivalency.  Also must be available to work flexible hours.  Register for a virtual info session here.: 

CUNY School of Professional Studies
The Career Development Center at the Early Childhood Institute is committed to facilitating the connection between early childhood educators and programs serving young children and their families, especially during this time of uncertainty. Early childhood programs in need of teachers and support staff can learn more here, and early childhood educators or a recent graduates looking for work can learn more here

CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies (SLU)
Fall special topics course (undergraduate and graduate) "Economic Democracy: History, Theory and Practice" on economic cooperatives and alternative structures of production, housing, finance ownership, and consumption. See flyer for info.
NYC Adult Literacy Programs Accepting New Students
See full list here. Request to be added by completing this form.

The Actors Fund
The Career Center offers a comprehensive suite of online programs and services that help entertainment industry and performing arts professionals identify and find sideline work and discover new careers outside the industry. See workshop calendar.

Kingsborough Community College
Continuing Education department has online offerings and is planning for summer. See course offerings here.

Nontraditional Employment for Women
Nontraditional Employment for Women is now conducting information sessions on-line! Every Tuesday at 10 am and Wednesday at 6 pm. Register for an info session. Requirements include: eligible to work in the US; HS Diploma or HSE; interested in hands-on training to join a career path in the construction field.

Upwardly Global - Immigrant Professionals Employment Program
Upwardly Global supports Immigrant and Refugee New Yorkers to navigate the U.S. professional job search process through a free online Job Search Training Program, customized job coaching, invitations to network and practice interviewing with our employer partners, access to reskilling and training opportunities, and more. Currently all services are provided virtually. More Info

Brooklyn Workforce Innovations
Brooklyn Networks has moved its weekly Info Sessions online until further notice.
Please direct candidates here to register. Brooklyn Networks is a free data cable training program seeking motivated, reliable individuals who are interested in technology and working with their hands. Graduates are BICSI and OSHA 30 certified, and receive top-quality Job Readiness Training so they can get hired quickly into fulfilling, well-paid careers.

Per Scholas

Accounts Receivable Manager   •   Chief Development Officer   •   Cloud Engineering/Azure Instructor, Per Scholas Customized Training   •   Director, Development   •   Director, National Development Operations   •   Director, Diverse by Design   •   Technical Instructor, Software Engineer

The Door

Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction   •   Computer Science Teacher   •    College Advisor   •   Career Advancement Coach   •   Academic Instructor- Advance and Earn Plus   •   Job Placement Specialist- Advance and Earn Plus   •   Supervisor of Foster Care Youth

LaGuardia Community College
Educational Case Manager   •   Medical Assistant Training Director

City Tech
HSE instructor

Development and Communications Associate

Little Island
Head of Horticulture    •   Hospitality Manager    •   Maintenance Supervisor    •    Visitor Experience Associate

Director of Education and Career Services

Medgar Evers College
Success Coach

Coordinating DV Attorney   •   YouthBuild Program Manager


Director, 9-16 Education Partnership  •   Project Director, Placements

Bilingual Care Coordinator   •   IPA Navigator   •   Director of Workforce Development   •   Job Developer

Catholic Charities Community Services
ESOL/Citizenship Instructor

The High Line
Director of Community Engagement

Basic Skills & Vocational Facilitator

Project Renewal
Vocational Counselor

Building Skills NY
Business Services (temporary)

Blue Ridge Labs

Program Associate (Bilingual)

Youth Action Programs & Homes
Case Manager    •    Service and Follow-Up Coordinator

St. Nicks Alliance
Skills Training Program Manager

Career Pathways Navigator   •   Success Coach   •    Part-Time Adult Education Instructor (HSE)

NYC Employment & Training Coalition (NYCETC)
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