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$1.2B NYC Community Hiring Initiative: Mandates 40% NYCHA Resident Employment

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NYC’s new $1.2 billion community hiring initiative mandates that companies awarded city contracts for security and fire safety services must hire 40% of workers.

NYC Community Hiring Initiative Targets Economic Equality Through $1.2B Contracts

Mayor Eric Adams announced New York City’s new “community hiring” initiative on Thursday aimed at using over $1.2 billion in city contracts to provide jobs for low-income residents. Companies awarded these contracts must hire a percentage of workers from low-income backgrounds and NYCHA housing, according to the report of PIX 11.

The initiative includes an RFP for $1.2 billion in contracts for security and fire safety services citywide. It mandates that 40% of work hours must come from NYCHA residents or areas with high poverty rates. Mayor Adams sees this as a step towards economic equality, ensuring opportunities reach all corners of the city.

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NYC Initiative Offers Diverse Career Paths with 36,000 Annual Jobs for Underserved Residents

Job roles under the initiative range from security guards to supervisors and managers offering diverse career paths. This effort follows the creation of the Office of Community Hiring, dedicated to placing low-income residents in jobs and apprenticeships. It aims to create 36,000 jobs annually for underserved New Yorkers.

First Deputy Mayor Sheena Wright praised the initiative for providing essential services while creating opportunities for marginalized communities. The program aims to set an example for equitable economic policies nationwide underlining Mayor Adams’ commitment to an inclusive city where everyone can prosper.

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