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 over 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 and train worker cooperatives to run their own businesses.
The Immigrant Protection Services program, started in 2017 and also funded by the City Council, provides Know Your Rights training and citizenship support, in partnership with New York's leading immigrant service organizations.
With renewed funding from the City Council, these programs can continue making New Yorkers’ employment dreams come true in the year to come.