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File #: Int 1386-2019    Version: * Name: Posting contact information for workforce career centers at city development projects.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Small Business
On agenda: 1/24/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to posting contact information for workforce career centers at city development projects
Sponsors: Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Helen K. Rosenthal, Antonio Reynoso, Brad S. Lander, Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.
Council Member Sponsors: 5
Summary: Under the HireNYC program, certain development projects that receive financial assistance from the New York City Economic Development Corporation or the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development must enroll in HireNYC to connect qualified City residents to entry and mid-level construction-related job openings generated by such development projects. The proposed legislation would supplement HireNYC by requiring covered developers to post a sign at the premises of the development project informing individuals who are interested in applying for construction job openings related to such development project that they may contact an SBS workforce career center, along with the location and contact information of the nearest SBS workforce career center.
Indexes: Agency Rule-making Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1386, 2. Int. No. 1386, 3. January 24, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 1-24-19

Int. No. 1386

 

By Council Members Salamanca, Rosenthal, Reynoso, Lander and Cornegy

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to posting contact information for workforce career centers at city development projects

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

                      Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 6 the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 6-143 to read as follows:

                     § 6-143 Posting of workforce career center contact information. a. Definitions. For purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

City development project. The term “city development project” means a project undertaken by a city agency or city economic development entity for the purpose of improvement or development of real property, economic development, job retention or growth, affordable housing or other similar purposes where the project has received or is expected to receive financial assistance.

City economic development entity. The term “city economic development entity” means a local development corporation, not-for-profit organization, public benefit corporation or other entity that provides or administers economic development benefits on behalf of the city pursuant to paragraph b of subdivision 1 of section 1301 of the charter.

Construction work. The term “construction work” means (i) construction, rehabilitation, alteration or demolition work; (ii) the managing, directing or supervising of construction, rehabilitation, alteration or demolition work; or (iii) administrative or other similar office support services. Such term does not include architectural, engineering, legal, accounting or other professional services.

Construction job opening. The term “construction job opening” means any unfilled entry or mid-level employment position involving construction work that requires no more than an associate’s degree, as determined by the department of labor, which is subject to the requirements of HireNYC.

Covered developer. The term “covered developer” means any person receiving financial assistance in connection with a city development project.

Department. The term “department” means the department of small business services.

Financial assistance. The term “financial assistance” includes, but is not limited to, cash payments or grants, bond financing, tax abatements or exemptions, tax increment financing, filing fee waivers, energy cost reductions, environmental remediation costs, write-downs in the market value of building, land or leases, or the cost of capital improvements related to real property that, under ordinary circumstances, the city would not pay for. Financial assistance includes only discretionary assistance that is negotiated or awarded by a city agency or city economic development entity, and does not include as-of-right assistance, tax abatements or benefits.

HireNYC. The term “HireNYC” means a workforce development program administered by a city agency or city economic development entity, in coordination with the department, that connects construction job openings related to city development projects to low-income city residents.

Project agreement. The term “project agreement” means a written agreement between a city agency or city economic development entity and a covered developer providing for financial assistance targeted to a city development project.

Workforce career center. The term “workforce career center” means a location, under the jurisdiction of the department that provides workforce development services including, but not limited to, job skills training, education programs, resume building, interview preparation, employment workshops and recruitment events.

b. Within 30 days of the execution of a project agreement, a covered developer that is required to comply with the requirements of HireNYC shall post a sign, in a form and manner determined by the department, in a conspicuous location at the premises of a city development project that faces or is accessible to a public thoroughfare. Such sign shall remain posted until the completion of all construction work related to the city development project.

c. The sign required by subdivision b of this section shall include the following information:

1. A statement that individuals interested in applying for construction job openings related to the city development project may contact a workforce career center;

2. The location of the workforce career center that is nearest to the city development project;

3. Contact information, including a phone number, of the workforce career center that is nearest to the city development project; and

4. Any additional information deemed appropriate by the department.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 180 days after it becomes law, except that the commissioner of small business services shall take such measures as are necessary for the implementation of this local law, including the promulgation of rules, before such date.

 

 

MHL

LS #7938

01/02/19