Workforce1: What We Do
Thank you to everyone who read my 10/12/11 post answering some frequently asked questions about Workforce1. In today’s post, I’d like to spend a little more time talking about our goals - what we do and why:
Workforce1 is organized around a simple principle: attract, prepare and connect qualified candidates to jobs. We work directly with thousands of small, medium and large businesses to find real entry- and mid-level jobs. We work hard to source qualified candidates and screen them for our business customers. Our success is measured by how many businesses we fill jobs for and how many people get employment.
This year nearly 30% of our placements will be for mid-level jobs (jobs that pay $15/hour and up) and 70% will be at the entry-level. Our median wage for entry-level work is over $9.00 per hour. We support training in specific growth industries and occupations that will lead to mid-level jobs. We take our public commitment to get New Yorkers into good jobs seriously. It is our mission and obligation.
All the job search research shows that individuals use up to 10 resources to find employment, including friends, online search tools, government centers, staffing firms, alumni networks, and classified advertisements. We hope our services are effective for the customers we serve, but we don’t presuppose that we are the only solution – or that individuals seeking employment should exclusively work with us.
This market is tough but thousands of people are getting hired every week in New York City. Let us help you put your best foot forward with our employer partners and help you get to the next stop on your career path.
Angie Kamath, who overseesWorkforce1 as the Deputy Commissioner of Workforce Development at the NYC Department of Small Business Services, will share her perspective on Workforce1 every Wednesday in her weekly Jobs in New York City column. Have a response to Angie’s column? Drop her a note in the comment section below!