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