This workshop will teach businesses how to use their hiring practices to target job seekers that face barriers to employment. We will learn how to take action on economic inequality through existing business operations, about new services available to local businesses, and about the impact that this type of hiring can have on the bottom line for the business and New York City overall.
We’ll be hearing from the following organizations:
- Drive Change NYC, a food truck that runs a fellowship to broaden access for young people (ages 17-25) returning home from adult jail/prison so they can obtain employment and education,
- Defy Ventures, an inspiring organization that has an entrepreneurship, employment, and character development training program for currently and formerly incarcerated men, women, and youth,
- Center for Youth Employment, public-private initiative designed to dramatically expand workforce access and opportunities for NYC’s youth, and
- Ovenly, a bakery with a job training program that employs a diverse group of individuals that face barriers to employment.