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File #: Int 1736-2017    Version: * Name: Requiring the dept of small business services to report on its Workforce Development Centers.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Small Business
On agenda: 10/17/2017
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to requiring the department of small business services to report on its Workforce Development Centers
Sponsors: Mathieu Eugene, Darlene Mealy, Carlos Menchaca
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Small Business Services (SBS) to report on its Workforce Development Centers. The bill would also require SBS to report on disconnected youth who utilize SBS for workforce development services.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1736, 2. Int. No. 1736, 3. October 17, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 10-17-17

Int. No. 1736

 

By Council Members Eugene, Mealy and Menchaca

 

A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to requiring the department of small business services to report on its Workforce Development Centers

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 56 of the New York city charter is amended by adding a new section 1309 to read as follows:

§ 1309. Workforce Development Centers. a. For the purpose of this section:

Adult. The term “adult” means a person aged 18 years and over who is unemployed because they do not have significant work experience, they were terminated, or laid off.

Community Partner. The term “community partner” means city agencies and community based organizations that partner with the department to provide workforce development services such as job training, education programs, financial literacy, and social services including, but not limited to, mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment and counseling, child care assistance, criminal justice counseling, and housing assistance.

Disconnected Youth. The term “disconnected youth” means youth between the ages of 18 and 24 years, who are neither attending school or employed.

Follow-up services. The term “follow-up services” means services that track the progress of disconnected youth in employment after they receive workforce development services for at least 12 months. Such services include, but are not limited to, regular contact with a disconnected youth's employer, assistance in addressing work-related problems, assistance in securing better paying jobs, career development and further education, work-related peer support groups, and adult mentoring.

Workforce1 Center. The term “Workforce1 Center” means a location, under the jurisdiction of the department, which delivers workforce development services that include, but are not limited to, job skills training, education programs, resume building, interview preparation, employment workshops, and recruitment events.

b. The  commissioner  shall  submit to the speaker of the council and post on  the  department’s website  on  a semi-annual  basis,  beginning on June 1, 2018, a report containing information pertaining to the utilization rates at Workforce1 Centers  for the prior six months. Such semi-annual report shall include, but not be limited to, the following information:

1. The number of adults who registered, whether in person or online;

2. The number of disconnected youth who registered, whether in person or online;

3. The number of veterans who registered, whether in person or online;

4. The number of adults with a disability who registered disaggregated by the type of disability;

5. The number of disconnected youth with a disability who registered disaggregated by the type of disability;

6. The number of adults who are parents and whether they have access to child care;

7. The number of disconnected youth who are parents and whether they have access to child care;

8. The educational attainment, work experience, and income of all the adults who registered;

9. The educational attainment, work experience, and income of all the disconnected youth who registered;

10. The number of adults who are receiving services from city agencies, the type of services they are receiving, and the city agency providing the service;

11. The number of disconnected youth who are receiving services from city agencies, the type of services they are receiving, and the city agency providing the service;

12. The number of job training programs and their descriptions offered by Workforce1 Centers and community partners to adults;

13. The number of job training programs and their descriptions offered by Workforce1 Centers and community partners to disconnected youth;

14. The number of adults who enrolled and completed a job training program disaggregated by the Workforce1 Center or community partner where such training took place;

15. The number of disconnected youth who enrolled and completed a job training program disaggregated by the Workforce1 Center or community partner where such training took place;

16. A list of the education programs and their descriptions offered by Workforce1 Centers and community partners;

17. The number of adults who enrolled and completed an education program disaggregated by the Workforce1 Center or community partner that offered the education program;

18. The number of disconnected youth who enrolled and completed an education program disaggregated by the Workforce1 Center or community partner that offered the education program;

19. A list of employers to which the department or community partner referred adults for employment disaggregated by industry;

20. A list of employers to which the department or community partner referred disconnected youth for employment disaggregated by industry;

21. The number of adults who accepted full-time positions; the names of the employers that hired them disaggregated by industry and position; and the hourly starting wage or compensation rate;

22. The number of disconnected youth who accepted full-time positions; the names of the employers that hired them disaggregated by industry and position; and the hourly starting wage or compensation rate;

23. The number of adults who accepted part-time positions; the names of the employers who hired them disaggregated by industry and position; and the hourly starting wage or compensation rate;

24. The number of disconnected youth who accepted part-time positions; the names of the employers who hired them disaggregated by industry and position; and the hourly starting wage or compensation rate;

25. The number of adults who accepted per diem positions; the names of the employers that hired them disaggregated by industry and position; and the hourly starting wage or compensation rate;

26. The number of disconnected youth who accepted per diem positions; the names of the employers that hired them disaggregated by industry and position; and the hourly starting wage or compensation rate;

27. The number of registered adults, disaggregated by age, gender, race, and ethnicity, who returned to Workforce1 Centers or community partners to look for new jobs, to receive additional job training, or to enroll in a postsecondary educational program;

28. The number of registered disconnected youth, disaggregated by age, gender, race, and ethnicity, who returned to Workforce1 Centers or community partners to look for new jobs, to receive additional job training, or to enroll in a postsecondary educational program;

29. The number of court involved adults who the department served in its Workforce1 Centers;

30. The number of court involved disconnected youth who the department served in its Workforce1 Centers;

31. The number of adults who the department referred to community partners to address issues that include, but are not limited to, child care, housing, health care and substance abuse, criminal justice, and language and cultural barriers;

32. The number of disconnected youth who the department referred to community partners to address issues that include, but are not limited to, child care, housing, health care and substance abuse, criminal justice, and language and cultural barriers;

33. The number of disconnected youth receiving follow-up services and the type of follow-up services they are receiving.

c. All information required by this section shall be disaggregated by age, gender, race, and ethnicity; and the location of the Workforce1 Center where such registration took place, disaggregated by borough, council district, and community district.

d. No information that is otherwise required to be reported pursuant to this section shall be reported in a manner that would violate any applicable provision of federal, state, or local law relating to the privacy of an individual’s information or that would interfere with law enforcement investigations or otherwise conflict with the interests of law enforcement.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

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LS # 11367

9/25/17