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What is Job Ready NYC?

Job Ready NYC, an extension of Jobs NYC, is New York City’s front door to programs that help New Yorkers find employment, training, and education. Through this easy-to-use tool, New Yorkers can find the services that are right for them, figure out if they’re eligible, and learn about next steps.

Target Audience

New Yorkers seeking to connect with free or low cost job training opportunities,short-term and temporary work, adult education and HSE/GED prep, or classes to improve their English skills.



  1. Deputy Mayor’s Office of Talent and Economic Development
  2. Mayor’s Office for Talent and Workforce Development
  3. Mayor’s Office of Operations
  4. NYC Office of Technology and Innovation
  5. 10+ New York City Agency partners

Key Features

Job Ready NYC includes a wide range of jobs and free or low-cost adult education programs offered virtually or in person.

  1. Select jobs with the City of New York - most require a bachelor’s degree or less and need to be filled urgently. Residents can filter jobs by sector, schedule, and location
  2. Jobs with the City - Job Ready links back to Jobs NYC and promotes jobs in which the City is currently hiring
  3. Job services that help residents prep their resume, apply for jobs, and get interview coaching
  4. Sector-based job training to help residents learn industry skills for a family-sustaining career
  5. Internships, apprenticeships, and short-term employment that provide real-world experience
  6. English programs to help residents improve their English and literacy
  7. High School Equivalency (HSE or GED) programs to help residents get prerequisite educational credentials
  8. College prep programs to help residents get a head start and ensure their success throughout college


On the Programs page, New Yorkers can filter results by the services they’re looking for, the timeframe and schedule that works best for them, and location of programs.


Our email newsletter provides updates about new programs and opportunities. For information targeted towards their needs, New Yorkers can include information about their location and interests when they sign up.

How we created Job Ready NYC

Job Ready NYC was created by the Deputy Mayor’s Office of Talent and Economic Development, the Mayor’s Office for Talent and Workforce Development in collaboration with the Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity, and the NYC Office of Technology and Innovation. It was developed through a user-centered and iterative process with input from City agencies, provider organizations, and the New Yorkers it aims to serve.

Version 1 of the site launched in August 2020 as Working NYC, and relaunched in May of 2023 as Job Ready NYC. The website will continue to evolve to include new features and programs in future iterations.

Job Ready NYC promotes and supports web accessibility standards and meets the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA standard compliance.

Technology Powering Job Ready NYC

Job Ready NYC is developed on WordPress, an open-source content management system, and hosted on WP Engine. We leverage the robust community of plugin developers to manage content, some functionality and custom themes.

Job Ready NYC’s front-end is based on the NYC Opportunity Design Patterns. Content is developed and managed through Airtable and Gather Content.

Contact us about Job Ready NYC

If you’re aware of a program offered by the City of New York that is not currently on this site, please fill out our Suggest a Program form so we can consider adding it to our programs listings.

If you know of City, State, or Federal hiring opportunities for New Yorkers, please let us know by filling out the Suggest an Opportunity form.

If you have general thoughts about how we can improve the site, please share your feedback.