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Did You Stop Receiving Your Unemployment Benefits? Here’s What the Issue Might be

Some New Yorkers who lost work at the start of the pandemic have passed the one-year mark. But that doesn’t necessarily mean your benefits are over. Here’s what you need to do.

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Corona, Queens, Still Staggers to Recover From Corona, the Virus

While much of New York City springs into hopeful reopening buoyed by widespread vaccination, survivors at the pandemic’s epicenter contend with ongoing economic and emotional traumas. Just ask the vendors in Corona Plaza.

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Food Delivery Workers Could Get Relief From Council Bills to Open Restaurant Restrooms and Regulate Apps

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Struggling Food Delivery Workers’ Secret Weapon: Support From a Powerful Union

Local 32BJ SEIU, building on success raising wages in the fast food industry, strategizes with Los Deliveristas Unidos to win better conditions and pay for thousands of rolling gig workers barred from unionizing.

New York City Jobs Jump Trails Nation as Wary Tourists Wait in the Wings

The city added 16,000 jobs last month, the most since August. But much of New York’s employment comeback hinges on when the vaccine rollout convinces office workers and visitors to return.

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Workers’ Vaccination Rights: Here’s What You Need to Know

Can you use sick leave to get your shots? Do you have to pay to get vaccinated? Do non-citizens need to show proof of immigration status? Good questions. We’ve got some answers.

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How New Yorkers Cut Out of Unemployment and Stimulus Checks Can Tap $2.1B Fund

Some 300,000 undocumented New Yorkers are now eligible for help under the historic Excluded Workers Fund established in the state budget. But there are still some more hurdles to get the cash. Here’s a breakdown.

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How De Blasio Pals Ended Up With Jobs at the City’s Hearings Agency

Backers of the mayor’s electoral efforts got top gigs at the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings — including a former Brooklyn Council member facing a harassment suit when hired. Another quit amid harassment allegations.

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Hunger Strikers Demand $3.5B Relief Fund for Undocumented New Yorkers in State Budget. Will Cuomo Come Through?

Governor and legislative leaders agree that workers excluded from state and federal COVID economic aid programs should get financial assistance, but Cuomo demand for paper trails has some bill backers alarmed.

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Crown Heights Grocer Sued Over Campaign to Save Supermarket

As a neighborhood rallies to rescue Associated grocery on Nostrand Avenue from the bulldozer, landlord alleges a scheme to sabotage planned housing and retail.


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Man’s Amazing Journey to Amazon Made Smoother Thanks to Public and Private Help

Saheed Adebayo Aare has received salvation from his hellish commute by way of a new position with the online retailer in the city and a bumpy ride to a more convenient homeless shelter.

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New York in Job Hunt as City Seeks Economic Comeback from COVID

THE CITY is talking an ongoing look at the shaken-up jobs market amid the pandemic — including the varying impact on different employment sectors and evolving signs of what’s to come.

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Can Vaccinations — and Shakespeare — Bring Back New York City’s Lost Tourism and Arts Jobs?

The planned return of Shakespeare in the Park is among the signs of hope after the loss of tens of thousands of jobs and tens of millions of visitors. But the script for New York City’s tourism comeback is still being written.

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Welcome to Googletown: NYC’s Tech Sector Thrives During Pandemic. But Will it Stick Around for the Recovery?

Google, Amazon, Facebook and more investing in the city. But challenges remain — including whether remote work will mean many fewer tech workers in the office buildings and whether the sector can diversify.

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It’s Been One Year Since You Filed for Unemployment. Now What?

THE CITY’s Open Newsroom team breaks down some of the latest info about working in NYC during the pandemic. Sign up for our new jobs newsletter to get updates.

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MTA Reverses Course on Plan to End Worker Apprenticeships Early

Transit officials had been considering shutting down training program that prepares high school graduates to work on buses and in MTA depots.

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Dissident Democrats Furious Over Endorsement of Brooklyn Judge Accused of Cheating Home Aide

Kings County Democratic Committee members blasted the way the party boss Rodneyse Bichotte pushed through the backing of her ally — before THE CITY revealed the jurists’ past legal woe.

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Brooklyn Judge Up for Key Role Paid Mom’s Home Care Worker $2.29 an Hour, Suit Charged

Civil Court Judge Dweynie Paul, an ally of Democratic Party boss Rodneyse Bichotte, allegedly cheated the employee out of more than $264,000 in wages. Now she’s running to dole out estate patronage as a Surrogate’s Court judge.

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MTA Budget Woes Threaten Training Program That Put City Kids on Express Track to Transit Jobs

An apprenticeship program touted as "a jetpack straight into the middle class" is now on the chopping block — despite the transit agency just getting $4 billion dollars in federal aid.

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Business Leaders Warn Tax-the-Rich Bills Will Leave New York Poorer. But Don’t Call it a Threat to Pull Up Stakes...

Heads of major companies say they’re reluctant to go public with threats to take jobs out of the pandemic-wracked city. But they warn efforts to raise income taxes on high earners will drive far more dollars from New York.