The Hub Testifies Before City Council on the Mayor’s New York Works Plan

On Monday, March 18, Justin Collins, Assistant Director of the Workforce Field Building Hub at WPTI testified before a joint session of the Oversight Committee and the Economic Development Committee of the New York City Council, along with representatives from several other workforce intermediaries, service providers, and advocates. The session was co-chaired by Councilmember Ritchie Torres, Chair of the Oversight Committee, and Paul Vallone, Chair of the Economic Development Committee, and focused on Mayor Bill de Blasio’s New York Works plan, launched in 2014 as an economic development strategy for creating 100,000 jobs in the coming decade. New York City Economic Development Corporation President James Patchett testified to the City’s progress on this effort.