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Working NYC helps New Yorkers connect to the services and resources they need to find a new or better job.

Last updated 3 days ago

Overview

Working NYC is New York City’s front door to programs that help you prepare for and find a job. Through this easy-to-use tool, you can find the services that are right for you, figure out if you’re eligible, and learn about the next steps. 

What’s on the site

Programs

Working NYC features a wide range of free job and adult education programs offered virtually or in person. Career services you can find here include:

  • Help finding a job
    Services including resume help, interview prep, and more
  • Training for a new job
    Programs that give you the skills to start a new career
  • Internships and short-term work
    Programs that provide on-the-job learning
  • High School Equivalency (HSE or GED) prep
    Preparation for the HSE exam 
  • Improving English skills
    Programs for speakers of other languages
  • Adult reading, writing, and math
    Basic education classes for adults 

On the Programs page, you can filter results by the services you’re looking for, the timeframe and schedule that works best for you, and location of programs. 

Jobs & Resources

The Jobs & Resources section includes featured jobs, opportunities for skill building and career exploration, and information about City jobs and Civil Service exams.  

Newsletter

Our forthcoming email newsletter will provide updates about new programs and opportunities. For information targeted towards your needs, you can include information about your location and interests when you sign up

Background

Working NYC was created by the Mayor’s Office for Workforce Development in collaboration with the Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity. It was developed through a user-centered and iterative process with input from City agencies, provider organizations, and the New Yorkers it aims to serve. Version 1 of the site launched in August 2020, and it will continue to evolve to include new features and programs in future iterations.

Working NYC sits alongside a suite of tools and resources aimed at helping New Yorkers achieve their career and education goals. One of these is the Workforce Dashboard, which allows you to explore performance data around NYC’s workforce programs (available soon!).

Accessibility statement

The City of New York is committed to ensuring that all New Yorkers can access all of our digital content. To reach that goal, we passed Local Law 26 of 2016, requiring City agencies to make their websites accessible. The City adopted the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA standard, and we’re aiming to adopt the WCAG 2.1 standard by July 2021.

The Digital Accessibility Coordinator, based at the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, also helps work towards these goals. The Coordinator audits websites and guides NYC agencies on how to make their digital content accessible. They run training and events for City employees and the public to learn more about accessibility. The Digital Accessibility Coordinator also leads the effort to write the reports that Local Law 26 requires.

For resources to learn about and improve accessibility, you can:

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