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?