August 16, 2018

Workforce Weekly

  • Join Next Week's Discussion on Ensuring Worker Success in Gig Economy
  • NYC Council Approves Tech Training Center in Union Square
  • New Report Highlights How NYS Economic Development Funds Shortchange Communities of Color, Strongly Impacting NYC
  • JFFLabs Seeking Applications for Startup Accelerator for Work-Based Learning
  • In the News: Stories & Reports for the Workforce Community
  • Job Openings Within Our Community + Programs and Events
Join Next Week's Discussion on Ensuring Worker Success in Gig Economy
Americans are increasingly turning to freelancing, independent contracting, and gig work to support themselves, advance their careers, and create the lifestyle they desire. Given the growth of the gig economy, it is imperative that the workforce development community be well attuned to the various challenges and opportunities facing workers and ways to help them succeed.
The #FutureOfWorkers and the Gig Economy
Tuesday, August 21
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Managed by Q
233 Spring Street, 11th Fl. East
RSVP here!

Join the NYC Employment and Training Coalition, in partnership with Samaschool and Managed by Q, for a discussion among policymakers, workforce agencies, funders, thought leaders, and corporate partners on the changing nature of work in New York City and strategies for supporting jobseekers. The evening will include time for open discussion and networking, moderated by Alison Griswold, a reporter for Quartz covering the sharing economy.

Speakers will include:
  • Joey Ortiz - Executive Director of NYCETC
  • Dan Teran - Founder and CEO of Managed by Q
  • Jen Curry - Senior Director of Strategy and Policy for Samaschool
  • Josh Gold - Senior Manager of Public Affairs at Uber
  • Nancy Park - Program Officer (Income Security) at the Robin Hood Foundation
  • Palak Shah - Director of Social Innovations at the National Domestic Workers Alliance
  • Arun Sundararajan - Professor of Business at NYU Stern School of Business and author of “The Sharing Economy”
NYC Council Approves Tech Training Center in Union Square
Last week, the NYC Council voted to approve the Tech Training Center in Union Square, marking the final necessary vote of the City’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) that enables the project to move forward. The planned 21-story hub will feature a tech-focused workforce development center, civic technology co-working space, flexible space for growing startups, and market-rate office space for established tech companies.

The project’s workforce development center, operated by Civic Hall, will span across three floors to serve tens of thousands of New Yorkers a year. The center will feature digital training courses with providers such as Per Scholas, Fedcap, CUNY, and Mouse. Together, these training opportunities will develop a talent pipeline between New Yorkers and the city’s burgeoning tech ecosystem.
We here at the NYC Employment and Training Coalition (NYCETC) have been working closely with the Civic Hall team throughout the ideation process to ensure that the diversity and expertise of our city’s workforce development community is part of the long-term development of this project. Driven by our principles of upward mobility and the power of human capital, we intend to continue to meet with our partners at Civic Hall and the City to ensure that the workforce organizations that fuel the training center will be adequately supported so that they in turn can best support the communities we all serve.

To learn more about the Tech Training Center, read NYCETC’s full statement, the NYCEDC press release and Council Member Rivera’s announcement to her constituents.
New Report Highlights How NYS Economic Development Funds Shortchange Communities of Color, Strongly Impacting NYC

The table above (which is portion of a table reflecting all of NYS) shows the money awarded by each region in NYS, as well as the money awarded per 100,000 people. It highlights the fair share of money due to each region, which is $57.6 million per 100,000 people. The table also displays the ratio of each region’s fair share to the money they were awarded. By this calculation, New York City, the MidHudson, and Long Island all should have been awarded at least twice as much. New York City would have been awarded more than ten times more.
Last week, Make the Road New York and the Fiscal Policy Institute published “Shortchanged: Racial Disparities in New York’s Economic Development Programs,” a new report covered in The New York Times showing lower state economic investment in areas with high concentrations of people of color. The report finds that Governor Andrew Cuomo’s signature economic development strategy, Regional Economic Development Councils (REDC’s), awards significantly less investment per capita in regions with higher concentrations of people of color than areas that are predominantly white. Compounding this issue, the leadership of the regional councils is 90 percent white compared to just 56 percent of New Yorkers statewide. While Mid-Hudson and Long Island would have been awarded at least twice as much money if they got their fair share in the annual development competition, New York City would have been awarded 10 times their allotment. When New York State under-invests in communities of color, it reinforces inequality and makes it harder for all New Yorkers to succeed.
The report details Cuomo’s economic development initiatives in the state as well as recent corruption scandals associated with them, and recommends that a complete overhaul of the economic development system is necessary in order to invest in strategies proven to support all New Yorkers, including people of color. The report calls for passing the Database of Deals (S.6613-B and A.8175-A) legislation, which unanimously passed the NYS Senate this year, to bring much-needed transparency to this broken system. It further calls for investment in public goods such as infrastructure, education, and housing instead of crony capitalism that masquerades as economic development.
JFFLabs Seeking Applications for Startup Accelerator for Work-Based Learning

Today, retail and service sector employers compete for talent like never before. At the same time, workers in these sectors need training to advance and sustain long-term careers. To address this challenge, JFFLabs announced the Work-Based Learning Acceleration Cohort. JFFLabs aims to identify six passionate entrepreneurs and accelerate their work-based learning startups to scale. These startups will be poised to make a significant impact on the outcomes of workers, employers, and the US economy through technology-enabled, work-based learning strategies.

During the four-month program, cohort members will work with mentors, colleagues, visionary customers, and JFF experts to define their vision, understand market needs, avoid common pitfalls many companies experience, and develop their products.

The deadline to apply is August 31. For more information and to apply, go to the JFFLabs’ Startup Accelerator for Work-Based Learning website.
NYCETC 2018 Conference: Thank You to Our Partners + One Month to Go

With our 2018 Conference -- Innovative Solutions for an Equitable Workforce -- almost a month away, we'd like to thank our partners and encourage you to learn out about the diversity of speakers that will participate in the day. Find out more about the conference here!

Thank you to our partners -

JP Morgan Chase & Co.

Building Skills NY, The City University of New York, Decoded + HERE to HERE

Bronx Community College, Cozen O'Conner, Grant Associates, Henry Street Settlement, Mosaic, NADAP, Nontraditional Employment for Women, NYC Mayor's Office of Workforce Development, Per Scholas + STRIVE New York

Brooklyn Workforce Innovations, Center for Employment Opportunities, Dress for Success, LaGuardia Community College, NPower Inc, Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow, Queens Community House, Seedco, Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center, StreetWise Partners, The Actors Fund, The HOPE Program and Sustainable South Bronx, The Osborne Association, Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone (UMEZ), CAMBA + Public Works Partners

Programs and Events from Our Community
The CUNY Fatherhood Academy is currently recruiting for its’ September Cohorts. HSE starts August 31st, with participants gaining their HSE by January 2019. College Prep starts in mid-September, with participants able to enter college by March 2019. For more information, see this flyer
The #FutureOfWorkers and the Gig Economy
Tuesday, August 21  /  6:30 - 8:30 pm
More info here

NYNMedia Conference: Nonprofit Check Up
Thursday, September 13  /  8 am - 5 pm 
More info here.

Trainings and Professional Development

Workforce Professionals Training Institute - Facilitation Essentials
Wednesday, August 22  /  9:30 am - 4:30 pm
More info here.

Program Recruitment

CUNY Fatherhood Economy
Now recruiting for September cohort.
More info here.

Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation's (NMIC) YouthBuild: Business Bootcamp
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, customer service, Microsoft Office and employment readiness. Open registration is held every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday beginning at 11:30 am.
More info here or call Ms. Gonzalez at 212-453-5369

Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation's (NMIC) Train & Earn Program
Now recruiting for September 10 cohort
More info here.

Rebuilding Together NYC Construction Skills Training
For more info, call (718) 488-8840 x18

Bronx Educational Opportunity Center Security Guard Training
See registration info here and class schedule here.
Job Openings from Our Community

Brooklyn Workforce Innovations

Fundraising and Evaluation Associate

Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone
Senior Underwriter   •  Development Associate   •  Community Lending Officer

Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow
College Access Counselor  •  Communications & Marketing Manager  •  Chief of Employer Partnerships and Workforce Innovations   •  Community Outreach Specialist   •   Job Developer   •  AELP Coney Island HSE Instructor  •  OSY Senior Counselor  •  Child Care Navigator  •  YAIP Plus Career Readiness Counselor

Center for Employment Opportunities
Director, Business Development And Social Enterprise  •  Manager, Employee Experience (Human Capital Team)  •  Content Writer (Communications Team)   •  Policy Analyst (Government Funding Team)   •   Planning and Development Associate (Development Team)   •  Contract Coordinator (NYC Vocational Team)   •   Career Development Specialist  •  Employment Specialist  •  Retention Specialist  •  Young Adult Mentoring Specialist

The Fortune Society
AVP, Education and Employment Services  •  Mentor  •  Rikers Island Operations Supervisor  •  Social Worker  •  Employment Specialist

Brooklyn Navy Yard
Director, Workforce Development Initiatives 

Project Renewal

Vocational Counselor

New York City Labor Market Information Service (NYCLMIS)
Research Associate

Catholic Charities
Case Manager

Red Hook Initiative
Employment Coordinator

Jericho Project
Development and Communications Manager   •  Career Counselor  •  Veteran Mentor (SSVF)  •  Young Adult Peer Mentor  •  Program Director, RRH  •  Case Manager, RRH  • Assistant Director, RRH  •  Career Counselor, RRH  •  Office Manager, RRH   •  Life Coach  •  Case Manager – Scatter Site Program

Assistant Director  •  Job Developer  •  Career Services Coordinator  •  Career Readiness Instructor  •  Orientation Facilitator  •  Director of Workforce Development

The HOPE Program
Government Grants Assistant • Building Coordinator:  NYC  °coolroofs • Crew Leader: Intervine • Horticulture Superindendent: Intervine • Work Readiness Instructor

Policy and Communications Associate
The Door
College Advisor – Bridge to College  •  Case Manager  •  Engagement Specialist •  Job Placement Specialist - Out of School Youth •  Supervisor of Programming  •  Youth Council Coordinator  • Assistant Director of Career Service  •  Prep Navigator  •  Career Advancement Coach

Henry Street Settlement
Program Coordinator  •  Administrative Assistant  •  After School Program Staff • Grant Writer • Volunteer Program Assistant • Case Manager • Worksite Coordinator  • Youth Opportunity Hub Social Worker • ABE/Pre-HSE Instructor •  ESL-Job Readiness Employment Coordinator 

Brooklyn Navy Yard

Business Partnerships Manager

Workforce Professionals Training Institute
Chief Operations and Development Officer

Job Developer  •  Special Education Instructor  • Veterans Program Job Developer
NYC Employment & Training Coalition (NYCETC)
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