The legislation would expand New York City’s Workforce1 job centers and online information hub to include resources and training for parents returning to work after taking time off. This would include technology training, public-private partnerships, specialized resume assistance, proactive outreach and expanded online information to help parents return to work.
Date of Introduction
Int. No. 734
By Council Member Kallos, Cumbo, Cornegy, Arroyo, Constantinides, Eugene, Johnson, King, Mendez and Rose
A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to employment resources for parents reentering the workforce.
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Subdivision 5 of section 1301 of chapter 56 of the New York city charter is amended to add a new paragraph g to read as follows:
g. publish on the department's Workforce1 or successor program website information concerning resources intended to assist parents who are reentering the workforce in attempting to obtain employment including, but not limited to, any online tools, job training materials, resources, or links to help connect such parents with employment opportunities and reintegrate such parents into the workforce. This information shall also be made available to such parents who visit any of the department's Workforce1 or successor program career centers. For purposes of this paragraph, Workforce1 means the program through which the department provides services to prepare and connect qualified candidates to job opportunities in New York city.
§2. This local law shall take effect one hundred and twenty days after its enactment into law.