Nearly a year after the disaster of September 11, New York City has begun a long-overdue reform of its workforce development system. In this report, the Center finds the early returns encouraging-but warns that heavy lifting lies ahead.
No longer a specialty field, information technology has become an essential part of business growth in New York City. In this report, the Center tackles the question of how to connect jobseekers to a field that needs workers of all education and skill levels
Lost amidst predictions of mass joblessness, budget deficits and overall economic turmoil has been the plight of arts and culture organizations, which have seen their revenue sources shrivel since the terrorist attack.
After decades of miscommunication between high schools and colleges, education advocates nationwide are taking heart in signs that collaboration and coordination are beginning to ease the transition to higher ed. Nowhere is this positive trend more pronounced than in New York City.
In recent years, New York City has attempted to retain major corporations through tax breaks and other sweetheart measures. But without any accountability measures, many of the businesses to benefit have cut jobs or relocated anyway.
Though underutilized up to this point, the City University of New York is a potential economic development powerhouse. With closer ties to the city's business community, CUNY could make virtually unlimited contributions to New York's economic well-being.