Partnering with over twenty-five NYC agencies and community-based organizations, the ‘Best for NYC’ platform offers connections to NYC support programs for workforce training, open hiring, volunteering, and financial empowerment, an online evaluation tool to measure business impact, tiers of incentives and award recognition, and the resources to achieve workforce improvement goals.
In 2018 alone, we celebrated over 600 Best for NYC Changemakers who have made measurable investments in their workforce in our key impact areas. In addition, 250 businesses were connected through the platform to job quality support programs within our network. Together, this community of businesses, and the organizations supporting them, are meaningfully improving economic opportunity for working New Yorkers.
Best for NYC launched in 2015 to inspire and equip New York City businesses to create well-paying jobs and improve the quality of life in all five boroughs. The initiative, led by the NYC Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development, leverages a global framework built by the non-profit B Lab and designed to support goals set forth in the Career Pathways report created by New York City’s Jobs For New Yorkers task force.
We’re proud of our momentum to date, but we need your help to continue improving job quality for workers and lifting up local communities.