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HireNYC is a free program run by NYCEDC that connects the City's workforce development services to real estate developers and businesses undertaking economic development projects across the city. The program can deliver job-ready, qualified New Yorkers to your project, while creating local employment opportunities for low-income New Yorkers.

HireNYC provides: 

  • Free recruitment and hiring services
  • Access to job-ready and qualified candidates from the local community
  • Full vetting and screening process based on your business’ open job specification
  • Complete recruitment and marketing strategy development based on your hiring needs
  • Administrative leadership and support in hosting recruitment events
  • Space to host recruitment events or interviews
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The Hiring Process:

  • Contact HireNYC staff six months prior to the commencement of business operations related to your project
  • Your recruitment manager will meet with the HireNYC team to help lead marketing and candidate screenings for your project
  • HireNYC will develop a marketing and recruitment strategy designed to meet your company’s recruitment needs and the program’s goals
  • HireNYC will screen candidates and refer them to you based on your criteria
  • You will interview all the candidates and make a final hiring decision

For ongoing hiring when five or more positions are open, you’ll work with on a referral process with HireNYC that would follow a similar process to an initial hiring.

  • HireNYC General FAQ Frequently Asked Questions for Businesses
  • IDA/Build NYC FAQ Frequently Asked Questions for Businesses Receiving IDA/Build NYC Financial Assistance

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Contact: [email protected]

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