City Council renews funding for job training


City Council and Mayor de Blasio announce new city budget (New York City Council)


In the recently approved New York City Budget, the City Council included continued funding for workforce development programs that provide job training and job placement services for thousands of New Yorkers each year.
Jobs to Build On and Worker Service Centers, both administered by CWE, provide funding for workforce programs at a network of 47 community organizations across New York City. The organizations are able to provide job training programs to city residents at locations in their neighborhoods, and tailor those programs to local populations.
Jobs to Build On was created by the City Council a decade ago to deliver job training to New Yorkers, prioritizing high-need zip codes, and place them directly into careers in growing industries. Since its inception, Jobs to Build On has placed over 20,000 New Yorkers into jobs.
The Worker Service Centers program has expanded its services in recent years to support more and more New York workers. In addition to providing workforce readiness and job training programs to thousands of New Yorkers, the program is partnering with unions and employers to teach English in the workplace. The Worker Service Centers program is also training worker cooperatives to run their own businesses (more on that below) and is providing Know Your Rights training to immigrant workers, in partnership with Make the Road New York.
With renewed funding from the City Council, these programs can continue making New Yorkers’ employment dreams come true in the year to come.