Community Cornerstone Business Initiative Launches SBS Commissioner Gregg Bishop announced the launch of the Community Cornerstone Business Initiative, honoring 23 longstanding small businesses from across the five boroughs with free marketing support and tailored educational services. From landscaping in Brooklyn to family eateries on Staten Island, the selected Community Cornerstone Businesses have served New York City communities for at least twenty years, and were nominated by local elected officials and key community stakeholders. Read the Press Release
SBS Hosts 10th Annual Procurement Fair Mayor Bill de Blasio and SBS hosted the 10th 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 700 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. Read the Press Release
Mayor Announces Expanded Tech Talent Pipeline Mayor de Blasio announced new commitments and expanded training programs designed to equip New Yorkers with 21st century skills and connections to employment as part of the administration's NYC Tech Talent Pipeline initiative. The expanded and upgraded programs have been designed to serve over an additional 1,700 New Yorkers, building upon the Tech Talent Pipeline's existing work to serve 750 participants through its 10 existing programs. Learn More
Mayor Launches Program for Low Income and Immigrant Women Entrepreneurs Mayor de Blasio announced the launch of "WE Master Leadership," a public educational workshop series that will provide low-income and immigrant women entrepreneurs with the necessary skills and tools to launch, grow and sustain a business. The program is expected to serve an additional 500 women annually, while the overall WE NYC initiative is on track to serve over 5,000 women by 2019. Learn More
Mayor Announces Opening of Brooklyn Industrial and Transportation Center Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced the expansion of the Jamaica, Queens Workforce1 Career Center with the opening of the new Workforce1 Industrial and Transportation Career (ITC) Center in Brooklyn. The expansion will result in helping another 1,000 New Yorkers find new and better jobs in the industrial and manufacturing sectors.
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