NYC Love Your Local Businesses
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    Selected businesses will use grant awards to cover the costs of projects identified by in-depth business consultations delivered by industry experts. Longstanding businesses citywide can apply now for the second round of NYC Love Your Local grants. An additional 20 awardees will be selected to receive grant awards of up to $90,000.
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    During the first year of the program, called the Citywide Nurse Residency program, 500 newly-hired nurses will be provided with specialized training that promotes job retention. The program will support participating hospitals with implementing a year-long residency that bridges the gap between education and practice for newly-graduated nurses.
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    The initiative, called WE NYC, has served more than 6,000 women entrepreneurs since its launch in 2015, surpassing its original goal of serving 5,000 women in three years. WE NYC connects aspiring and established women entrepreneurs to the resources, education, and community needed to build thriving businesses.
Shop Small New York

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    New York City has more than 230,000 small businesses that keep New York going 24/7. We provide support to these local businesses that create jobs, boost our local economy, and preserve our communities. Show that you Love Your Local independent businesses by shopping small throughout the holiday season and all year long.
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    Through a service called Priority1, job seeking veterans and their spouses are provided with priority services throughout the Workforce1 Career Center system. Select centers are equipped with dedicated Veteran Specialists, many of whom have military backgrounds, to help jobseekers navigate the transition to civilian employment.

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