HireNYC is a free program designed to help New Yorkers access training and jobs through the City’s purchases and investments. Under HireNYC, the NYC Department of Small Business Services’ Workforce1 provides high-quality recruitment services to employers and high-quality employment services to jobseekers.
HPD is now partnering with HireNYC to better connect low-income workers to job opportunities generated by our affordable housing development projects.
HPD requires developers, general contractors, and subcontractors working on projects receiving more than $2 million in City subsidy to share job openings in entry- and mid-level construction positions with HireNYC and to interview the qualified candidates that HireNYC refers for those openings.
What HPD-Financed Projects Must Use HireNYC?
- Real estate development projects receiving $2 million or more in combined HPD subsidy and the value of City-owned land must use HireNYC.
- The following employers involved in such projects will be required to use HireNYC:
- Developer (entity with which HPD closes on project)
- General Contractor
- Any subcontractors with contracts of $500,000 or more on the project
How does HireNYC Work?
- Through HireNYC, HPD will require qualifying employers, or their designated project coordinator, to:
- Enroll with the HireNYC portal within 30 days of the contract’s registration in order to attest to upcoming hiring needs;
- Share information about open entry- and mid-level positions associated with the project;
- Interview or evaluate qualified candidates referred by the City; and
- Provide feedback on the interviewed or evaluated candidates.
- The employer is required to share openings for entry- and mid-level positions as defined by the New York State Department of Labor.
- The employer is not required to share openings for trade positions for development projects covered by collective bargaining agreements or Project Labor Agreements.
- The Department of Small Business Services’ Workforce1 system will work with the employer to tailor recruitment to an employer’s specific hiring needs and processes.
Where can I go for more information?