Making It Easier For Everyone To Make It

We are bringing together business, education & community, to equip New Yorkers for the jobs of tomorrow.

New Yorkers hired by Jobs Council members by 2030
CUNY students hired into jobs and apprenticeships as part of our 2030 goal
CEOs, educational institutions and nonprofit organizations represented in the Jobs Council

Founded in 2020, the New York Jobs CEO Council is a group of CEOs who believe that democratized access to jobs and skills yields stronger outcomes for society and business. Collectively employing over 400,000 New Yorkers, these business leaders are committed to creating economic opportunity by building a future-focused, resilient workforce for New York City.

Our Approach

Uniting the Ecosystem: We are building strategic partnerships with stakeholders to create and scale solutions

Equipping New Yorkers with Skills and Experience:  We are advancing market-driven curricula and professional skills training to prepare talent for in-demand and entry-level roles

Facilitating Tangible Employment Outcomes: We are expanding skills-first practices, centralizing local talent pools, and measuring long-term employment outcomes

Why?—Our economy and the nature of work are fundamentally evolving. Many New Yorkers—especially in low-income and diverse communities—have either been left behind or did not have the opportunity to keep up in the first place.

The future of New York City’s economy and workforce requires breaking down industry and educational silos and opening the door to local talent.