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Paid Transitional Jobs Expansion Initiative. Community Voices Heard Proposal to Establish JTP Positions in Multiple City Agencies. Background. In March 2001, HRA set up the Parks Opportunity Program (POP)

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Paid transitional jobs expansion initiative

Paid Transitional Jobs Expansion Initiative

Community Voices Heard

Proposal to Establish

JTP Positions

in Multiple City Agencies


Background
Background

  • In March 2001, HRA set up the Parks Opportunity Program (POP)

  • POP was designed to assist welfare recipients in their transition from welfare to work

  • Paid wage for working in city agency

  • Positive shift away from unpaid Work Experience Program (WEP)


Why transitional jobs are important for nyc
Why Transitional Jobs are Important for NYC

CVH Research Findings on POP:

  • Wages motivatewelfare recipients to move off welfare

  • POP workers do real work needed in NYC

  • POP improves people’s lives

  • POP prepares people for work better than WEP


Overview of initiative
Overview of Initiative

  • Expand JTP positions into 8 new city agencies other than the Parks Dept.

  • Add 3,500 new paid transitional job positions in New York City

  • Extend JTP positions from six months to one year

  • Invest $33.6 million more city dollars

  • Leverage $11.5 million in additional resources from state and federal gov’t into NYC economy


Expand jtp positions into 8 new city agencies

The Initiative calls for adding positions in the following agencies:

Department of Sanitation (DOS)

Department of Education (DOE)

Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC)

NYC Housing Authority (NYCHA)

Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS)

Human Resources Administration (HRA)

Department of Transportation (DOT)

Expand JTP Positions into 8 New City Agencies


Add 3 500 jtp positions
Add 3,500 JTP Positions following agencies:

  • Add 400-500 positions in each of the eight target agencies

  • Manageable number for Supervision within agencies

  • Matches average turnover in agencies in way that can assist post-program incorporation


Lengthen the program from 6 months to a full year
Lengthen the Program following agencies:from 6 Months to a Full-Year

A full year would better allow for financial stabilization, education/ training progress, and more:

  • 3 months for job readiness

  • 6 months to couple employment with education and training

  • 3 months for job search while still working and receiving a wage


Improve access to education and training options
Improve Access to Education and Training Options following agencies:

Participants should be:

  • Immediately informed about education and training availability

  • Enrolled no later than 3 months into program start

  • Partnered with DC37, other unions and CUNY for additional education/ training options


Develop career ladder pathways with jtp position as first rung
Develop Career Ladder Pathways with JTP Position as First Rung

Clear career pathways created in:

  • Nursing/ Allied Health

  • Education

  • Clerical/ Administration

  • Food Services

  • Custodial Services


Career pathway ex in education paraprofessional to teacher
Career Pathway Ex. in Education: RungParaprofessional to Teacher


Career pathway ex in business data entry to office manager
Career Pathway Ex. in Business: RungData Entry to Office Manager


What issues will jtp expansion address
What Issues will JTP RungExpansion Address?

  • Federal Work Requirements

  • Community Needs

  • Demand Driven Workforce Preparation

  • Interest Matching

  • Job Placement

  • Social and Economic Justice


Proposed program set up
Proposed Program Set-Up Rung

  • HRA and host City Agency jointly administer program

  • Host agency provides on-the job supervision

  • JTP Participants sent to external employment service providers for job search/ job readiness & external trainings sites for education/ training


Costs and benefits

COST TO NYC: Rung

$33.6 Millionin additional resources allocated in HRA Budget

City contribution to wages & EITC on top of grant diversion

BENEFITS TO NYC:

Additional state & federal resources leveraged via EITC:

$ 6.69 Million from feds

$ 4.76 Million more from NYS

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- $11.45 Million new money

More money in low-income New Yorkers’ pockets:

Family resources increase from $12,542/ yr on public assistance to $25,408/ yr in program

$45 Million additional resources put into the NYC economy

Costs and Benefits



Questions and Answers Public Finances


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