In 2014, Mayor Bill de Blasio created the Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development (WKDEV). WKDEV is responsible to coordinate workforce with economic development in all five boroughs, to create a real time connection to businesses to ensure their needs are met, and to effectively connect those New Yorkers seeking workforce services to quality jobs with opportunities for advancement. This office replaces the former NYC Office of Human Capital Development (OHCD).


WKDEV works in partnership with more than a dozen City agencies as well as business leaders, education and training providers, members of our NYC Workforce Investment Board, and community stakeholders, taking a collaborative approach to realize its mission and ensure the City’s economic vitality into the future. Below is a sample of the various City agencies involved in workforce development and adult education programming:
  • City University of New York
  • NYC Department for the Aging
  • NYC Department of Correction
  • NYC Department of Education
  • NYC Department of Parks and Recreation
  • NYC Department of Probation
  • NYC Department of Small Business Services
  • NYC Department of Youth and Community Development
  • NYC Economic Development Corporation
  • NYC Housing Authority
  • NYC Human Resources Administration
  • NYC public libraries