November 20, 2019
  • NYCETC to Testify Before Congress on Connecting More People to Work
  • New Civic Hall Report Defines Opportunity Gap In New York City’s Tech Workforce
  • Update on City's Indirect Investment Implementation: Indirect Entryway Choice Form Now Open
  • USDOLETA Funding Opportunities: Job Corps Scholars Program & Fostering Opioid Recovery Through Workforce Development Grants
  • November 20: Latina Equal Pay Day
  • In the News: Stories & Reports for the Workforce Community
  • Events and Professional Development
  • Program Recruitment
  • Job Opportunities
NYCETC to Testify Before Congress on Connecting More People to Work
Today, NYCETC Executive Director Jose Ortiz, Jr. will be testifying before the US Congressional Joint Economic Committee at the "Connecting More People to Work" hearing starting at 2:15 pm.

Within his testimony, Jose will discuss the ways in which the workforce development system supports people in gaining the competencies and credentials required for in-demand careers, how skills training can help alleviate negative impacts of automation and transform our workforce and economy, and highlight stories of program participants who have empowered themselves through employment and training programs to enter and thrive in the workforce. For more, read the JEC Democrat's press release

Call to Action:   Watch Livestream + Join the Conversation on Social Media

We encourage you to watch the livestream and participate on social media to collectively advocate for the critical role of employment and training programs in strengthening our economy. 

Organizations are encouraged to highlight their own programs and participant stories via the hashtags #FutureOfWorkers and #EconTwitter, and include @JECDems @JECRepublicans.
New Civic Hall Report Defines Opportunity Gap In New York City’s Tech Workforce

As technological change transforms all facets of modern life and the economy, high-tech skills and the jobs that leverage them are growing in importance. A new report commissioned by Civic Hall - NYC’S Tech Opportunity Gap: Strengthening Pathways and Collaboration Within High-Tech Workforce Development - helps policymakers, workforce and economic development professionals and stakeholders better understand the nature and trajectory of jobs that require high-tech skills, and how the NYC workforce ecosystem can better prepare New Yorkers to realize the economic opportunity provided by high-tech jobs. This report’s findings will be used to help inform the planning of Civic Hall @ Union Square, a first-of-its-kind center focused on technology for good in New York. The building will include a three-story, 40,000-square-foot Learning Center opening in 2021, that aims to advance the city’s tech workforce and enable any New Yorker to access 21st-century technology education.
Update on City's Indirect Investment Implementation: Indirect Entryway Choice Form Now Open
The Indirect Entryway Choice Form that will allow providers with NYC contracts to claim their actual indirect cost rate opened this week. 
In June New York City’s adopted Fiscal Year 2020 budget included a new policy to allow community-based organizations with city contracts to claim their true indirect costs for reimbursement and receive the additional funds to support these rates. This has been a long-term advocacy goal for HSC and its partners, and we congratulate them on their work and outcome! 
In response to the announcement, HSC stated: “Mayor Bill de Blasio deserves a great deal of credit for giving the greenlight for this game-changing policy change; as does City Council Speaker Johnson who made this a Council priority. None of this would have happened without the unwavering support of Council Member Helen Rosenthal whose persistence ensured this large investment to right size an important portion of human services contracts became a reality.
Indirect expenses expenses are critical to fully functioning and successful human services programs, since they keep the backbone of the program and the organization itself strong and healthy. NYC is ahead of the curve with this new approach that fully funds nonprofit indirect rates. The underfunding of indirect rates is endemic across the country, despite growing recognition of its importance to the financial wellbeing of nonprofits working in communities. We applaud NYC for prioritizing this policy change and hope it will lead to similar investments across the country. “
USDOLETA Funding Opportunities: Job Corps Scholars Program & Fostering Opioid Recovery Through Workforce Development Grants
The U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration has issued two grant opportunities for workforce development programming. 

Through the Job Corps Scholars Program, USDOL intends to competitively award up to 20 grants of up to $1.18 million per grant to accredited, two-year, public community colleges; accredited, public two- and four-year historically black colleges and universities; and accredited tribally controlled colleges and universities to serve Job Corps-eligible youth and young adults 16 to 24 years of age who have at least one characteristic that is a barrier to education and employment. Grantee institutions must enroll Job Corps-eligible students; provide them educational and career technical skills instruction, and free tuition for their first year in the Job Corps Scholars program; and deliver intensive personal, academic and employment counseling. Through this project and its other partnerships with educational institutions, Job Corps  aims to strengthen the connection between workforce development and education. This demonstration project will also provide USDOL with insight into ways to improve the effectiveness of the Job Corps program.  Proposals are due January 8, 2020. 

Through the Support to Communities: Fostering Opioid Recovery Through Workforce Development USDOL will provide up to $20 million in grant funds to fund approximately 8 to 10 partnership grants, with awards ranging from $500,000 to $5 million. These grants intend to allow State workforce agencies (through Participating Partnerships led by local workforce development boards), outlying areas, or Tribal organizations in partnership with other stakeholders to creatively align and deliver career, training, and supportive services that will best serve workers in their local areas impacted by the crisis to address the economic effects of widespread substance misuse, opioid use, addiction, and overdose in significantly impacted service areas. Proposals are due February 8, 2020. 
November 20: Latina Equal Pay Day

Latina Equal Pay Day -- the day when Latina pay catches up to that of white, non-Hispanic men from the previous year -- is being observed today, November 20, 2019.  More than 50 years after the passage of the Equal Pay Act of 1963, Latina's typically earn only 54 cents for every dollar earned by white, non-Hispanic men and must work nearly 23 months to earn what white men earn in 12 months.  Indeed, given that this is the last "Equal Pay Day" observance of the year, Latinas must typically work longer than everyone.  Learn more and take action at

For ways to participate on social media, go to the Latina Equal Pay Day Social Media Toolkit.

The Geography Of Jobs: NYC Metropolitan Region Economic Snapshot

NYC Department of City Planning

Philanthropy, Outcomes, & Impact

Automation Concerns Spur Calls to Assist Workers in Adapting
The Chief

US: Top business school deans pen letter to Trump to warn of talent ‘crisis’
The Pie News

A First Try at ROI: Ranking 4,500 Colleges
Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce

City & State NY Economic + Workforce Development Conference
Thursday, November 21  /  9 am - 4 pm  /  Info and Tickets

New York City Census Summit 2019: Public Awareness Strategies, Messaging and GOTC
Thursday, November 21  /  8 am - 3 pm  /  Info and RSVP

Aspen Institute Webinar: Assessing Job Quality and Equity in Your Local Labor Market
Monday, November 25  /  3:30 - 4:30 pm  /  Info and RSVP

FPWA, HSC and ideas42: Behavioral Design for Effective Communications
Tuesday, November 26  /  9 am -12:30 pm  /  Info and RSVP

Tax Justice NY: Moving Toward Prosperity
Monday, December 9  /  11:30 am - 2:30 pm  /  Info and RSVP

CSW National Benchmarking Survey Informational Webinar
Tuesday, December 10  /  2 - 3 pm  /  Info and RSVP
Wednesday, January 15  /  2 - 3 pm  /  Info and RSVP

National Skills Coalition 2020 Skills Summit
February 3 - 5  /  Early Bird Now Available

Professional Development

Nonprofit New York Training: Ramping Up Your Individual Giving Campaign
Tuesday, November 19  / 9:30 - 11:30 am  /  Info and RSVP

FPWA Crowned & Courageous: Women of Color Network 2019-2020 Cohort
Applications due Friday, November 15  /  Info and application

National Association of Workforce Development Professionals Webinars
Info and Tickets

NYC Solar Schools Education Program - free professional learning for DOE teachers
Info and Registration

Literacy Assistance Center
Workshop Calendar for Fall FY2020

BMCC TechWorks: IT Computer Network Training A+/CCNA
Recruiting for Feb 3 - July 31, 2020 & April 13 -  Oct 9, 2020. Info here

Hostos Community College Cisco CCNA
CCNA Security provides an introduction to the core security concepts and skills needed for the installation, troubleshooting, and monitoring of network devices. The program also prepares you to take the Cisco CCNA Security Certification exam. Info and RSVP for Info Session

Families Forward
Families Forward, a workforce development program jointly managed by the CUNY School of Professional Studies and the New York City Human Resource Administration’s Office of Child Support Services (OCSS) is actively recruiting participants who owe child support for its job training programs.  Families Forward is part of a study that includes occupational skills training in several industries: cable installation, construction, cybersecurity, hospitality, IT Support, transportation, and woodworking.  Job placement and advancement, financial counseling, and child support navigation services are available to participants. Info and apply

Project Renewal’s Culinary Arts Training Program
Offers 6 months of classroom and internship training in the food service industry. Students will get to experience working in a fully functioning kitchen and learn the basic techniques of Culinary Arts from experienced chefs. Students will also be able to obtain their food handlers certificate and work with an employment coordinator until successful job placement. Non-TANF SNAP recipients are strongly encouraged to apply. Info session RSVP

Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow
Techstart Program: Cloud Support Engineering - Gain fundamental skills in Networking, Linux, and Python, before deep-diving into Cloud Computing. No advanced computer or programming skills necessary, but you should be driven to work hard and ready to transition into full-time employment in the tech sector. Graduates will have the opportunity to interview with one of Generation or OBT’s hiring partners for a full-time role. Info and apply

Educational Alliance - workshops (see flyer for details)
November 25 - “What Do You Do?”  Create & Practice Your Answer 

Bridges from School to Work
Bridges helps 17-24 year-olds with disabilities find competitive, integrated employment in entry-level positions. Info

StreetWise Partners  
Currently recruiting for the 13 week mentorship program that assist 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. Program starts week of January 6. Info session sign up

The Door - Work Readiness Customer Service Program
Paid Customer & Food Service Training, Internship and Job Placement for youth ages 16-24. Info

Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW)
Currently recruiting for pre-apprenticeship training program for women, women-identified and non binary people pursuing careers in construction and building trades, utilities and related occupations. Applicants must be 18 and have a high school diploma/HSE. Info sessions weekly Tuesdays 10 am and Wednesday 6pm, interested people can register on-line, email or call (212) 627-6252 to register.

MMCC - Train & Earn Culinary Program
3-week training course utilizing a state of the art facility leading to New York State Food Handlers Certification. Job placement assistance upon program completion. Advanced training options in healthcare and technology. Orientation Fridays at 10 am. Info

NPower - Tech Fundamentals - next cohort begins January 21
NPower's Tech Fundamentals is a free 23-week workforce development program, which prepares young adults to begin careers in the field of information technology, and includes 16 weeks of in-class instruction and 7 weeks at a full time internship. Students will have the opportunity to earn a industry recognized certification CompTIA A+ and receive professional development training and job-readiness skills. Info

Moody's RE-IGNITE: Career Re-Entry Program
Technical & Non-Technical Internships  /  Applications due December 6

Grace Institute of New York - applications due January 6, 2020
Administrative Professional Program will begin January 21- April 9, 2020; Monday - Friday 9 am - 4 pm
Patient Service Representative Program will begin January 21- March 12, 2020; Monday- Thursday 9 am - 1 pm

CUNY TechWorks & BMCC Center for Continuing Education and Workforce Development
Computer Network Support training program: info + registration

Stronger Father, Stronger Families workshops: enrollment is every Thursday 10 am

Youth Action YouthBuild East Harlem
Youth Action's YouthBuild program is now recruiting its 2020 cohort. 9 month training and education program for young adults between 17-24 years. Training includes HSE instruction, Construction Skills, Building Operators and Food Careers training and related professional certifications. Earn an AmeriCorps Education scholarship become a community leader. Info

LaGuardia Community College: multiple programs
TechHire – Open Code
Adult Basic Skills
Bridge to College & Careers Program

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. More info and apply here

Building Skills NY
Currently recruiting candidates for full-time entry level construction jobs at over 40 construction job sites throughout NYC. Candidates that meet BSNY minimum requirements are invited to complete an application online and attend an upcoming orientation event. Info
Upwardly Global
Upwardly Global supports Immigrant and Refugee New Yorkers with 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, and more. Info
Project Renewal
Program Manager Next Step Program

Outreach and Retention Specialist

NYC Human Resources Administration / Department of Social Services
Deputy Commissioner, Career Service

CUNY School of Professional Studies
Senior Program Manager, DHS Models of Practice 

Goddard Riverside
Employment Specialist

Upwardly Global
Director of Strategic Partnerships

Manager of Employee Experience

Back On My Feet
Program Coordinator

Rebuilding Together NYC
Director of Programs

EOC College Advisor, College Connections Project (TRIO)

Senior Director for Industry and Campus Engagement

Coordinator for Academics  •  Coordinator for Workforce Development  •  Job Developer/Internship Coordinator  •  Social Worker  •  Work Readiness/Credential Instructor  •  Case Manager

Community Engagement Coordinator - Strong Fathers, Stronger Families   •   Program Manager, Strong Fathers Stronger Families  •  Special Assistant  •   Success Coach/Career Case Manager - Bridges to Careers

Queens Community House
YouthBuild Construction Instructor  •    College Retention Specialist  •    Education Specialist  •    Youth Development Specialist  •    

CUNY School of Professional Studies

Program Coordinator, DHS Financial Independence Now

Commonpoint Queens
Program Director of Advance and Earn, Adult Workforce

Andromeda Community Initiative
Executive Director/Interim Executive Director

Workforce Professionals Training Institute
Senior Manager Grants, Program Evaluation & Quality    •     Project Manager

Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Development Corporation
Account Manager

Jericho Project
Case Manager   •    Career Counselor   •    Assistant Healthcare Coordinator  •     Rapid Resolution Specialist  •    Outreach Specialist
NYC Employment & Training Coalition (NYCETC)
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