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Prepare your Business for a Winter Storm
Severe weather conditions (example: Nor'easters; freezing rains; heavy snow and rain conditions) can destroy store front façades, building structures, roofs, awnings, shatter façade glass/windows etc. Additionally, severe weather conditions can also damage sidewalks, equipment, and merchandise.
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The Department of Small Business Services, Mayor’s Office of Contract Services, and Mayor’s Office of Veterans’ Affairs release “A Roadmap for Supporting Veteran Owned Businesses” report.
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Mayor Passes Legislation Establishing West Shore BID on Staten Island

SBS Announces Launch of NYC Web Development Fellowship Offering Tech Training, Internships and Jobs to 18- To 26-Year-Olds
SBS and the NYC Tech Talent Pipeline, in partnership with the Flatiron School and Youth Development Institute (YDI), announced the launch of a new model of the successful NYC Web Development Fellowship. For the first time, the program will exclusively serve 18- to 26-year-olds without a college degree. Since its launch in 2013, the program has provided intensive training free of charge to 56 participants, with 96 percent of participants from the first cohort now in jobs with companies like Intel, Etsy, and Venmo at an average salary of $70,000.
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de Blasio Administration Announces Overhaul Of Workforce Development

de Blasio Administration Announces Overhaul Of Workforce Development
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a major shift in workforce development to better train New Yorkers for good-paying jobs and help secure job placements in fast-growing fields. Based on a report, Career Pathways, released today by the Jobs for New Yorkers Task Force, the administration will invest in middle-skill job training for up to 30,000 people each year, prioritize good-paying full-time job placements at workforce agencies, and require companies doing business with the City to move New Yorkers to the front of the hiring line.
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SBS Host Eighth Annual Procurement Fair

SBS Host Eighth Annual Procurement Fair
SBS hosted the Eighth Annual Procurement Fair at the Bank of New York Mellon, to help connect New York City minority and women-owned businesses to public and private contracting opportunities and other resources. More than 600 certified Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs) attended the fair with purchasers from more than 70 City and State agencies and public authorities, as well as several private-sector companies. For the first time this year, the fair offered eight Opportunity Rooms where participants could learn about live contracting opportunities available or upcoming.
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Good Jobs, Stronger Businesses and a Fairer Economy: An Update from Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer
SBS launched the Immigrant Business Initiative to fundamentally change the way government provides services to New York City’s immigrant entrepreneurs. This exciting initiative is just one of the many we are undertaking to fulfill the Agency’s goal of ensuring that every entrepreneur and every jobseeker in our City has the resources they need to thrive. I wanted to take this opportunity to update you on our work and describe our key strategies going forward.
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Hurricane Sandy Business Recovery Information
New York City, including SBS and The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYEDC) is coordinating a set of services to help New York businesses in recovering from the effects of Hurricane Sandy.
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SBS Contracting Opportunities

NYBAC Contracting Opportunities
  • There are no contracting opportunities at this time.

WDC Contracting Opportunities
  • There are no contracting opportunities at this time.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Program
Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

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Request for Proposals (RFP) Solicitation for Analysis of Minority and Women –Owned Business Enterprise Utilization and Local Hiring in New York City
April 9, 2015, 4:00pm
Be sure to submit your proposal on time
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