Guest blog! Read how Upwardly Global and NYCEDC’s Immigrant Bridge Program is helping to connect high-skilled immigrants to jobs in growth sectors:
Immigrant Bridge is a pilot program designed to help 400 college-educated unemployed or underemployed immigrants with in-demand skills transition into “gateway jobs” in their field. The Program includes a workforce training component to help participants develop individualized career plans, improve their English skills, and prepare for professional jobs.
Upwardly Global is one of four nonprofit organizations partnering with NYCEDC to provide this program, the others being CAMBA, Goodwill Industries, and the Riverside Language Program. An associated loan fund administered by Amalgamated Bank will provide interested participants with $1,000 to $10,000 loans to support their transition to higher paying jobs.
Learn more about NYCEDC’s LINK pilot initiatives designed to connect residents across New York City to growing opportunities in our economy: www.nycedc.com/link
NYC Business Innovation Challenge is thrilled to announce a free webinar this Friday, June 7th at 2:00 pm EDT to learn from top business leaders as they share some of their best practices for workforce engagement.
The webinar is co-sponsored by Next Street, American Sustainable Business Council, ROC Restaurant Industry Roundtable, B-Lab, Social Venture Network, Green America, and the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce.
More and more businesses understand that creating a good workplace for their employees results in a stronger company and greater profits. These companies are creating internal policies and business practices to ensure that their employees have a path to improving their skill bases, access to benefits, and other career prospects or economic opportunities.
Speakers will include:
- David Levine, CEO, American Sustainable Business Council
- Dal LaMagna, CEO, Icestone
- Jonathan Greengrass, VP of Development, Greyston Bakery
When: Friday, June 7 at 2:00 pm EDT
Don’t forget to enter your workforce plan for the NYC Business Innovation Challenge at www.nycbic.com by June 14th!
NYC Tech Talent Draft at Cornell: Wednesday, January 30
Are you an ambitious technical student interested in getting a firsthand glimpse of New York City’s booming startup scene? How about landing the job of your dreams at a growing tech company? Or winning a $50 iTunes gift card?
On January 30, immediately after the Cornell Startup Career Fair, you’re invited to join the NYC Tech Talent Draft. Our panel of founders, CEOs, and CTOs from some of the City’s coolest startups will:
- Speak candidly about their entrepreneurial experiences
- Discuss the technologies they use to solve tough, interesting technical problems
- Describe a “day in the life” at their NYC startups
After the panel, you’ll have time to mingle with panelists and representatives, discuss compelling job opportunities, and learn more about living and working in New York City.
In addition to a $50 iTunes gift card, one student will win a Seelio Promotion Package. Many top tech companies—startups and big players alike—use Seelio to recruit talent like you. If you win, the experts at Seelio will provide personalized guidance in creating “the perfect profile” and feature you in their newsletter and website.
And did we mention free food and drinks for everyone?
EVENT DETAILS: January 30, 2013
- Panel: 6:30 – 7:30 pm | Phillips Hall, Rm 101
- Networking: 7:30 – 8:30 pm | Duffield Hall Atrium
Spring 2013 Tech Talent Draft
Startups and students, pull out your smartphones and open your calendar app—NYC Tech Talent Draft is back for Spring 2013!
After a successful fall campaign—one that put over 30 NYC startups on display in front of over 450 students from the nation’s top computer science and engineering programs—we are excited to announce dates and locations for upcoming panel and networking events:
- Cornell: January 30, 6:30-7:30pm
- U Penn: February 21, 3:15-5:15pm
- Princeton: February 22, 4:30-6:30pm
- Boston citywide event: Date TBD
- Carnegie Mellon: Date TBD
New for 2013, NYC Tech Talent Draft will partner with Seelio.com to facilitate recruiting. Seelio makes the static resume a thing of the past by showcasing students’ work and accomplishments on a dynamic online platform. NYC Tech Talent Draft will also soon have its own jobs page for attending startups, open to all students.
Are you a student or NYC startup interested in participating in NYC Tech Talent Draft? Get more details.
This fall, more than 30 of New York City’s hottest startups swarmed the college campuses of Brown, Carnegie Mellon, Cornell, MIT, Penn and Princeton as part of the NYC Tech Talent Draft. Their mission? To provide over 450 computer science and engineering students with an inside peek into NYC’s exciting tech startup careers through on-campus information panels and networking events. Read our recap of this season’s recruiting and see what’s in store for next year.
Photo credit: Virginia Maloney/NYCEDC
NYC Tech Talent Draft Kicks Off
College students, get a firsthand look at exciting startup careers in New York City! Tech@NYC is touring some of the nation’s top colleges and universities to provide computer science and engineering students with the inside scoop on NYC’s booming tech scene.
Through the NYC Tech Talent Draft, NYCEDC introduces NYC’s tech scene to student audiences seeking entrepreneurial career opportunities, while providing NYC start-ups with a convenient, effective way to recruit top computer science and engineering students.
Don’t miss the on-campus information sessions featuring the founders, CEOs and CTOs of some of the City’s hottest startups:
- Learn invaluable career advice and hear about “a day in the life” at a start-up
- Mix, mingle and network with start-up panelists (and maybe even get hired!)
- Free food and drinks!
- Brown: September 19, 5:30-7:30 pm (following Brown Fall Career Fair)
- UPenn: September 19, 6-8 pm
- Princeton: September 21, 3-5 pm (following Princeton General Interest Career Fair)
- MIT: September 21, 5-7 pm (following MIT Fall Career Fair)
- Cornell: September 28, 2-8 pm (including a special NYC Tech Talent Draft Career Fair and Cornell Startup Weekend Kick-Off)
- Carnegie Mellon: October 23, 4-6 pm (following CMU Spark career event)
Among the more than 30 technology start-ups represented at the various campus events are: Appboy, AppNexus, Artsicle, Behance, Betterment, Birchbox, Bit.ly, Codecademy, CB Insights, Cureatr, Flatiron Health Inc, Fog Creek, GroupMe, Honest Buildings, kikin, Local Response, Meetup, nRelate, Sailthru, SecondMarket, Shelby.tv, Songza, thumb, and Yipit.
Register for your school’s session above and find out more at www.nycedc.com/techtalent. Bring your friends!
"Jumpstart" Your Career
Attention jobseekers! NYCEDC and partner SUNY Levin Institute are currently accepting applications for the twelfth series of JumpStart NYC, a free program that helps out-of-work professionals transition to new careers and industries in NYC.
Selected candidates will participate in a two-week-long intensive “Boot Camp” at the SUNY Levin Institute, followed by a 10- to 12-week pro-bono consulting project with a New York City-based startup company in fields such as digital media, online marketing, financial services, arts, not-for-profit, green finance, IT, and professional services.
Key Dates: The next JumpStart bootcamp is from October 15 - 26, 2012
Deadline to Apply: Thursday, September 20
Info session: Thursday, September 13 from 6 to 8pm—more details here
NYCEDC and 92Y Launch NYC Fashion Fellows
NYCEDC and 92nd Street Y today launched NYC Fashion Fellows, a year-long fellowship program designed for rising stars in fashion management.
20 fellows will receive executive-level mentoring, networking and community-building opportunities, and continuing education and career advancement workshops with industry professionals and their peers. The program will help fellows achieve the next stage of growth for their personal careers, advance their value to their current employers, and strengthen the community of fashion professionals as a whole.
Check out the all-star advisory committee for the program, responsible for reviewing the final selection of fellows, recruiting mentors, and hosting sessions for the fellows throughout the year. The committee includes:
- Richard Darling, CEO of LF USA
- Diane von Furstenberg, Chairman and Founder, Diane von Furstenberg Studio L.P., and President, Council of Fashion Designers of America
- Terry Lundgren, Chairman, President and CEO of Macy’s, Inc.
- Fern Mallis, President, Fern Mallis LLC
- Andrew Rosen, CEO of Theory
To be considered for the fellowship, candidates must have at least five years of work experience and currently work at NYC-based companies or internationally-based companies with US headquarters in NYC. They must be nominated by a current supervisor or business associate; the deadline for nominations is September 28, 2012.
To find out more about NYC Fashion Fellows and to submit a nomination, go to www.nycfashionfellows.org.
Photo credit: Jonathan Grassi
Careers at NYCEDC
Looking for employment? Check us out.
- Senior Vice President – Economic Research and Analysis
Manage and lead the Economic Research and Analysis department, part of the Center for Economic Transformation (CET). Proactively work with other departments to understand and meet research, data and analysis needs relevant to real estate development, asset management, financial incentives, industry sector analysis, and other core NYCEDC businesses.
- Vice President – Strategic Planning
The Vice President is responsible for guiding projects related to economic growth in New York City. The VP is the number 2 position in the department, overseeing approximately half of the group’s projects and several team members. The role is similar to that of a senior manager/associate principle in a strategy consulting firm. Responsibilities include leading problem solving, assisting with structuring of project plans and documents; attending key meetings with executive clients within the NYCEDC and at City Hall.
- Vice President, Budgeting – Asset Management
This Director of Budget/Reporting, Lease Administration and Risk Management will be responsible for leading a team of approximately five staff members to provide the core financial support functions to the Division Head and the Portfolio Managers within Asset Management (AM). He/she will be a direct report to the AM Division Head.
Check our careers section frequently, as open positions are posted regularly.
Fashion Draft NYC: Recruiting Fashion’s Future Leaders
Twenty-five fantastic college seniors from 21 schools across the country had a uniquely unconventional and exciting Presidents’ Day weekend, which included meeting fashion industry leaders and interviewing for full-time jobs. NYCEDC partnered with Parsons The New School for Design for Fashion Draft NYC, a first-of-its-kind talent recruitment program. Over 350 students applied for the opportunity to travel to NYC, all expenses paid, to interview for management-track positions at NYC-based fashion-companies.
Meghana Gandhi, Senior Project Manager of NYCEDC’s Fashion/Retail team, gives a full recap of Fashion Draft NYC, which included a keynote with Terry Lundgren, Chairman, President, and CEO of Macy*s, visits to Diane von Furstenberg’s and LF USA’s offices, and interviews with top fashion companies in NYC. Read more.
Photo credits: Jonathan Grassi