NYCETC in the New York Times
The New York Times published “Mayor de Blasio Vowed to Create 100,000 Jobs. The Truth? No One Really Knows.” examining the status of the City’s New York Works plan two years since it’s announcement.
The article quotes our Executive Director Joey Ortiz asking, “Why shouldn’t the city be expected to account for resources provided to the business community in order to spur job growth and local hiring?”
NYCETC Message for More Investment in Job Training Resonates in Post-Amazon Landscape
Throughout the past few months and in the wake of Amazon’s announcement, NYCETC’s message of the substantial need for job training for growth sectors like tech in order to ensure that current New Yorkers (especially marginalized and low-income New Yorkers who face the largest risk of being displaced by gentrification from projects like Amazon) are able to benefit from large, publicly subsidized economic development projects has never been more resonant. Let’s evaluate this process and ensure that job training is integrated into the fabric of all economic development in the City moving forward.
Check out some of the media where we were featured:
New York Fights—and Amazon Flees – The Nation
“Finally, the big worry about the Amazon jobs—that they would largely benefit new New Yorkers, who’d come in and price current residents out of their neighborhoods—to some degree reflected shortcomings in the way the city prepares kids for the workplace and grownups for new careers. This is not a new problem; it’s one that a lot of smart people and groups, like the New York City Employment and Training Coalition, have been thinking and advocating around for years.”
Amazon Cancels HQ2 Plans in New York City – Wall Street Journal