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Workforce Development Programs

Need to hire employees? Or just need to upgrade the skills of your workforce? Whatever your hiring or training needs are, EWVIDCO can help link you to qualified candidates and funding sources such as the NYC Business Solutions Training Grant to get the most from your workforce.  Contact Leah Archibald at 718-388-7287 x168 or larchibald@ewvidco.com for more information.

Job Placement Service
EWVIDCO can help your firm find the perfect skilled or unskilled employee. We will recruit and prescreen job applicants, and send you the top candidates for your final approval.
If you have an available position(s), please download a job order form here. The information you provide will help us help you find your ideal employee. Fax or email completed job orders to 718-963-1905 or contact Leah Archibald at 718-388-7287 x168.

NYC Business Solutions Training Grant
NYC Business Solutions can provide employers with funding for up to 60% of training-related costs and  technical assistance in preparing the application (maximum match $300,000). NYC Business Solutions is looking for businesses based in and employing residents of New York City. Successful employer programs provide new or upgraded skill sets, job creation and retention, and the use of innovative technologies.  Eligible costs are employee wages, employee release time, fees for the training provider, books, materials, software, and training space. For more information visit the NYC Business Solutions website.

To apply Click here.

DOL Grants Available to Train for the Green Economy
The Department of Labor has announced solicitations for a number of grants for green jobs and renewable energy work.  See the attached document “Overview of 5 Green Jobs SGAs” which lists the deadlines for each. ("SGAs" are Solicitations for Grant Applications.)

For details on each grant, all five PDFs are posted on Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez's NY-12 district home page, www.house.gov/velazquez.  The info is underneath the latest press releases under "Grants Available to Train New Yorkers for the Green Economy."

Should you look to apply, you should highlight the impact your proposal would have on minority and disadvantaged communities. 

For more information on the grants and how to apply see: www.workforce3one.org where you can click on the Green Jobs Training Grants link toward the bottom, view "webinars" and find the relevant Grants Management Specialist to contact with questions.

New York State Department of Labor's Shared Work Program
Shared Work is a NYS Department of Labor initiative that takes an active approach to managing business cycles and seasonal business adjustments. Rather than laying off a percentake og the workforce to cut costs, an employer can reduce costs, and employer can reduce the hours and wages of all or a particular group of employees.

  • Businesses can cut cost
  • Layoffs can be averted
  • Employee wage losses can be minimized

The employees whos hours and wages are reduces can receive partical Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits to supplement their lost wages.

To learn more about the program or to obtain application materials, contact Jennyfere Thomas or simply click here.

New York State Advance NY
As of February 29, 2008, New York State Advance - NY is no longer accepting applications.  Please visit the New York State Workforce Investment Board's website to stay informed of forthcoming grant programs: http://www.workforcenewyork.org/

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