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HireNYC: Human Services is a Mayoral initiative launched during 2016 for the purpose of leveraging the City of New York’s purchasing power into job opportunities for job seekers in receipt of Cash Assistance. Providers who contract to provide human services with one or more of the seven participating City of New York agencies are, in addition to providing those services, required to hire one Cash Assistance recipient for every $250,000 in annualized contract value. The seven participating agencies are the Human Resources Administration, Administration for Children’s Services, Department of Homeless Services, Department of Youth and Community Development, Department for The Aged, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and Small Business Services.

Business Link, a division of the NYC Human Resources Administration administers HireNYC: Human Services and acts as resource to providers in meeting their Cash Assistance hiring requirement. Business Link is a no-fee employment service provided to assist New Yorkers find meaningful and livable employment while connecting private employers to qualified candidates. For employers, Business Link provides customized recruitment services such as consulting on hiring practices, providing on-site recruiting facilities, resume collection and screening applicants.  For job seekers, Business Link provides one-on-one career counseling, resume and cover letter review, interview coaching, and direct resume referrals to employers.   

During Fiscal Year 2022, over 4,800 individuals were placed into jobs through HireNYC: Human Services, a record high for the program! These jobs span a broad range of skills, education work experience which range from security, maintenance and healthcare support positions to educators, counselors, administrative support, supervisors and managers. HireNYC: Human Services has had a tremendously positive impact for both the individuals hires and the organizations who hire them.