Report Examines Impact of Minimum Wage Increase on NYC Restaurant Industry
NYC growth in restaurant employment exceeds growth in all private employment (indexed 2009=100)
The New School’s Center for New York City Affairs and the National Employment Law Project have released an assessment of the impact of minimum wage increases on employment and earnings within the city’s restaurant industry, finding that the industry has continued to thrive throughout the last 5 years — outpacing national growth in employment, annual wages, and the number of both limited- and full-service restaurant establishments. While the report does not suggest that the minimum wage increase caused restaurant employment to soar (noting instead that this is likely due to the city’s faster private job growth), its research shows that the large wage floor rise did not diminish various indicators of restaurant performance, including job growth, food prices and restaurant openings and closures as was predicted by those opposing minimum wage increases in 2012/2013. Compared to 12 large cities around the country that did not have any minimum wage increases from 2013-18, New York City’s restaurants generally have seen stronger job growth. New York City’s experience is consistent with the latest research focusing on the food services industry in large cities where there have been large minimum wage increases — no negative employment effects and sizable average wage gains for restaurant workers.
HSC Offers Subsidized Membership for Women-Led Organizations
The Human Services Council of NY (HSC), through the support of the New York Women’s Foundation, is offering a one-year subsidized membership program for a select group of nonprofit human services organizations led by women with a special focus on women of color. This program is open to organizations that are not already members of HSC. Membership benefits include:
Access to trainings focused on managing City and State contracts and understanding the opportunities and risks associated with government business
Trainings in advocacy and lobbying
Networking and other learning opportunities
Opportunity to drive HSC’s advocacy agenda and priorities
NSC Launches Supportive Services Academy: Accepting Applications to Advance State Policies
The National Skills Coalition (NSC) is accepting applications for its new Supportive Services Academy to assist state teams in advancing state policies that expand access to supportive services so that people with lower incomes can complete education and training programs. The cost of participating in skills training often goes beyond tuition or costs of a training course—there’s transportation, childcare, books and supplies, equipment, and more. These costs can present huge obstacles for many people with low-incomes, particularly those balancing the costs of training with family expenses, and too often federal human services programs are not enough. The goal of the Supportive Services Academy is to help alleviate some of this burden.
The Academy will launch in December 2019 and run for one year. Applications are due November 1, 2019.
This year’s theme - “Designing a System for the Future of Workers” - will examine the systemic, programmatic and business opportunities and challenges currently impacting employers, policy officials, philanthropy, jobseekers and workforce organizations.
Topics to be explored include:
Workforce Development Policy
The Role of Technology and Big Data Tools in Recruiting Practices
Employer Talent Needs
Public and Private Partnerships
The Diversity of NYC’s Talent Pool
NYCETC’s conference is the premier event of NYC’s workforce development community, bringing together over 500 national and local experts, employers, workforce professionals, government officials and funders for a day filled with information, idea sharing and networking.
Final Summer NYCETC Member Roundtable: Retail
NYCETC will host our last Member Strategy Roundtable of the summer:
August 22 / 9 - 11 am: Training for Jobs in Retail
Roundtables will bring together Coalition members to share their concerns, needs, and ideas with us and each other, and to develop shared plans around collective advocacy. You can see all member roundtables scheduled for 2019 by visiting the calendar on our website.
In the News:
Stories & Reports for the Workforce Community
Cuomo signs off on new workplace harassment protections
Federal Tax and Budget Response Team Press Conference
Wednesday, August 21 / 11 am Info and RSVP
CSS New Rent Laws in NYC Open House
Tuesday, September 10 / 2 - 4 pm Info and RSVP
Belle and George Strell Executive Leadership Fellows Program Applications due August 23 Info and application
WPTI - Using a Trauma Lens in Workforce Development
Thursday, September 5 / 9:30 am - 4:30 pm Info and RSVP
WPTI and ThriveNYC - Workplace Mental Health: What Non-Profit Employers Can Do
Thursday, September 12 / 10 am - 12 pm Info and RSVP
KindWork: Customer Experience & Support Bootcamp
6-week, full-time, in-person training program for young adults (21-26) seeking an entry point to the tech sector. Students will learn the skills needed to work as Customer Experience or Customer Support Specialist at a tech-enabled company. This is a great entry level role with lots of career growth potential. Graduates will be provided with job placement support and one year of career coaching. Fall cohort begins September 23. More info and apply here
MEOC - Fall 2019 Programming
Recruiting for ESOL and HSE programs; college prep; and license or certification career training programs, including Certified Nursing Assistant, Electronic Health Records, Certified Phlebotomy Technician, Certified Microsoft® Office, Security Officer Training, and OSHA 30 for Construction. Application deadline: August 16. Apply online or at admissions sessions, Mon-Fri 10 am or 6 pm
Hostos Community College Community Health Worker Apprenticeship Program
Those interested must attend a pre-enrollment mandatory one week seminar in order to be selected for the training from Monday, August 12 to Friday, August 16 @ 6PM – 9PM. Registration and testing are now taking place at the following days and times: Mondays at 9 am; Tuesdays at 1 pm; and Thursday at 3 pm. Program and contact info
STRIVE: Green Construction/Maintenance Training Program
9 week program provides students with Electrical, Carpentry, and Plumbing training, as well as OSHA-30 construction, Flagger and Scaffolding training and certifications. Currently enrolling students, with program starting on August 23. More info here
General Assembly: American Express Developer Academy
12-week, full-time, in-person software engineering training program with focus on diverse (non-traditional tech backgrounds (non-CS degrees), women, people of color, and minorities) candidates. Successful graduates will be fast-tracked to interviews for a junior software engineer position at Amex with a competitive salary and benefits. Classes start August 26th.
Young Adult Literacy Program @ Isaacs Center
YALP is a holistic pre-HSE program designed for struggling readers and writers who wish to begin working toward their high-school equivalency diploma, supported by stipend and one-on-one social worker sessions. Enrollment ends August 29, 2019. Contact Robert Ramos at 347-247-5098 or firstname.lastname@example.org
FPWA College Scholarship Program
For current, full-time students entering their Junior or Senior year of college who have overcome adversity, and must be nominated by an FPWA member agency. Scholarships will be $2,000 for the academic year ($ 1,000 for each semester). Info 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. More info here.
CUNY SLU Community Semester Program
Community Semester NYC is a full-time academic internship program offered by the School of Labor and Urban Studies at the City University of New York (CUNY). The program introduces a new generation of students to community organizing in NYC and prepares them to become effective advocates for policy change and innovation in urban settings. More info and application here.
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. Program starts on the week of September 9th. Recruitment will be open until start of program. More info and sign up for info session here.
Retraining Program For Immigrant Engineers @ CAMBA & The Cooper Union Now recruiting for Fall 2019 semester (free). More info here.
NPower provides free technology training, certifications, paid internships and placement into the tech world for young adults ages 18-25 and has classes in Brooklyn and Harlem. Jumpstart your tech career in less than 6 months through 16 weeks of hands-on classroom training and a 7-week paid internship. No tech experience needed. More info and application here.
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. More info here.
NMIC - multiple programs currently recruiting
Intern & Earn - more info here
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
Grace Institute of New York Administrative Professional Program will begin September 9-December 20, 2019; Monday - Friday 9am-4pm. Patient Service Representative Program will begin September 9-November 14, 2019; Monday- Thursday 9am-1pm. Info and open house registration here.
BMCC IT Computer Network Training A+/CCNA
Next cohort starting in September
Info in flyer and on website.
CUNY TechWorks at Queensborough - Software Development Program Recruiting for next cohort.
More info here and sign up for an info session here.
NYC College of Technology
30 week Medical Assistant Training for English Language Learners (starts Fall 2019)
More info here.
Bronx Community College Medical Laboratory Technician Program
See flyer for more info.
Brooklyn Public Library: Adult Learning & High School Equivalency programs
More info on screening schedule 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 email@example.com
CPC Education and Career Services Brooklyn Information Session
Every Friday at 10 am
More info here.