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5/4 – The Role of Employers in Expanding Access to Good Jobs in New York City

The event, “The Role of Employers in Expanding Access to Good Jobs in New York City,” which is being convened by the Center for an Urban Future and made possible with generous support from Accenture and Google, will be streaming live online on Wednesday, May 4th from 8:45am to 11:00am. 

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Maria Torres-Springer, NYC Deputy Mayor for Economic and Workforce Development
  • Jimmy Etheredge, CEO, North America, Accenture
  • Shanika Hope, Director of Tech Education, Google
  • Jukay Hsu, Founder & CEO, Pursuit
  • Lisette Nieves, President, Fund for the City of New York; co-author, Working to Learn: Disrupting the Divide Between College and Career Pathways for Young People
  • Judith Spitz, Founder & Executive Director, Break Through Tech

Creating a more equitable economy in New York City won’t only require bold action from city government officials. New York’s private sector employers will also need to step up, with new programs that create far more opportunities for New Yorkers of color to gain access to the well-paying jobs they are creating and advance into even better-paying jobs. A growing number of New York-based employers are doing just this, with promising investments in paid internships, apprenticeships, mentoring, on-the-job training programs and other efforts to change their recruitment, hiring, and retention practices. But more is needed.

This forum will explore the role of employers in expanding access to good jobs in New York. It will shine a light on some of the most promising initiatives that employers here have already launched to help diversify their workforces and explore what’s needed to ensure that far more New York-based employers develop and scale up programs from internships and apprenticeships to skills-based hiring. In addition to examining what employers should do on their own, it will discuss what policies the Adams and Hochul administrations could implement to encourage and support greater private sector workforce investments.

Registration is required. Please RSVP via this link.

Wednesday, May 4, 2022
8:45a.m. – 11:00a.m.
Streaming live online (RSVP here for link)

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