Employment

Documents show the mayor’s counsel readying to recruit pro bono legal staffing from private law firms, as low pay and strict work conditions leave hundreds of jobs vacant.
A planned overhaul of city workforce training programs aims to help young adults especially hard-hit by pandemic job losses.
These three sectors explain why NYC just can’t get its groove back.
In job ads all but the smallest businesses will have to say roughly how much they plan to pay, and just hanging up a “help wanted” sign won’t get an employer off the hook.
Amendments to a salary transparency law would curb unintended consequences, business leaders claim. But advocates warn it would “gut” the law.
In another sign of recovery, Wall Street bonuses were up 20% over last year.
New technologies and an explosion of remote-work jobs hasn’t stopped the unemployment rate for New Yorkers with disabilities from jumping 10 percentage points since 2019, while funding for support groups has been slashed.
Early signs show momentum to get workers back to their desks in offices — though some employers still have no formal plans to return.
The incoming administration should create a 300-person technical assistance corps to bring one-on-one aid to small firms — especially those owned by New Yorkers of color, a new Center for an Urban Future report found.
The city gained 83,500 jobs in October, the biggest increase in months, as COVID infection rates dropped. But new reports show New York remains one of the most unequal cities in the nation, with the one percent accounting for a rising share of income.
Transit officials are starting to chip away at a worker shortage that has for months caused tens of thousands of bus and subway trips to be canceled or delayed, frustrating passengers. Meanwhile, overtime is rising for bus and subway workers.
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A municipal employee whose doctor said she needs to work from home was forced to go to a city office — just so she could have online meetings with colleagues elsewhere. De Blasio’s back-to-the-office order is straining some long haulers dealing with ongoing debilitating symptoms.
Private sector jobs dropped this summer and the city’s unemployment rate was twice the U.S. average. But bright spots include public sector job growth — and signs that New York women in unions largely kept their jobs, bucking the national “shecession.”
As the new governor begins to put her own imprint on the state’s finances, she’ll have to make a series of decisions that show whether she is prepared to make a sharp break with the policies — and appointees — of the previous administration.
On Sept. 5, several federally funded programs that had expanded unemployment benefits during the pandemic will expire. Are you affected? Here’s some information you’ll need to know.
In her first day in office, the state’s 57th governor moves to rebuild trust damaged by secrecy and sexual harassment under Andrew Cuomo. On her agenda: cleaning up Albany, speeding up rent and worker aid — and vaccine mandates.
The city shed 14,000 positions last month while the rest of the country saw its strongest employment growth in a year. Meanwhile, the increasing challenges facing Black and Latino New Yorkers underscore structural inequities, a new study found.
The city economic sector most devastated by the pandemic recession is finally showing signs of a sustained recovery as jobs start to rebound. But optimism is tempered by worker shortages, inadequate PPP relief and mixed forecasts ahead.
The latest employment numbers are 25,000 below the city’s pre-coronavirus peak. With uncertainty over everything from the next mayor to Gov. Cuomo’s political fate, the industry is betting nearly all on President Biden’s $1 trillion infrastructure push.
At least two drivers have been denied injured-on-the-job claims because one was on a coffee break when he saved an elderly couple from a mugger and the other had just stepped off a bus before a maskless passenger hit him.
The city gained 35,000 positions last month with restaurants and the arts showing signs of resurgence. Hopes raised by the easing of most restrictions this week are tempered by an 11% unemployment rate.