WPTI Hosts Employer Symposium on Hospitality Sector

On November 17th, more than 100 workforce practitioners and stakeholders joined Workforce Professionals Training Institute (WPTI) and the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) to learn about the state of one of New York City’s most important sectors: Hospitality.

Workforce Agenda for New York City

The New York City Workforce Funders commissioned the Field Building Hub to conduct a strategic review of New York City workforce initiatives since 2014, both public and philanthropic. Using recent frameworks as a reference point—including the 2013 Re-envisioning the New York City Workforce System and the 2014 Career Pathways: One City Working Together reports - the resulting Workforce Agenda for New York City report provides the workforce field and its funders a set of pragmatic recommendations for effecting measurable system-level improvements over the next four to five years.

Benchmarking for YASEP, an Initiative of JobsFirstNYC

The Workforce Field Building Hub, JobsFirstNYC, and a select group of Young Adult Sectoral Employment Project (YASEP) member organizations are partnering to baseline, test and strengthen their capacity to engage employers, using the Success Drivers developed through the Workforce Benchmarking Network.

Monitoring the Minimum Wage

The minimum wage in New York City has been increasing, incrementally, from $8 per hour in 2014 to $15 per hour by December 31, 2018. Each increase presents opportunities and challenges for local businesses and for workers and jobseekers earning at or near the minimum wage.

HRA Employment Services Technical Assistance

In mid-2016, the New York City Human Resources Administration (HRA) issued three Requests for Proposals for employment services contracts –CareerCompass, CareerAdvance and YouthPathways – that are closely aligned with the City’s Career Pathways strategy launched in late 2014. Shifting from a one-size-fits-all approach, the new programs connect people on Cash Assistance with jobs, training or education matched to their needs, skills and career goals.

Gotham Gazette Op-Ed by Sharon Sewell-Fairman, WPTI Executive Director - "A Critical But Too Often Ignored Piece to New York City’s Economic Recovery"READ HERE