Access to Industry Information / Jobs

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(The People's Roadmap Moderator) #1

Access to Industry Information / Jobs emerged as an Industry, Employment, and Economic Mobility topic area at The People’s Roadmap Workshop – Manhattan Edition (December 7, 2017). Use this thread to continue that discussion!

Community thoughts about Current State

  • Free library access

Community thoughts about Desired Future State

  • Access to open platforms
    Donate ‘Alice’ (AI bot / natural language processing) as interface to NYC jobs hub
    Better job matching
    Using LinkNYC to sign up for mentorship, job hunting
    Central jobs hub – which industries are hiring? Sign up for re-training
    LinkedIn for lowest pyramid
    Active matching supply and demand in resource, info, job
    More fair jobs
    Career training

(The People's Roadmap Moderator) #2

Continuation of the Queens Edition (November 9, 2017):

Community thoughts about Current State

  • Jobs for low tech skills/people do still exist
  • Programs like C4Q - free and focused and a way to learn how to participate in the tech economy fast.
  • Economic mobility key factors are education + connections + good fortune
  • A growing Silicon Alley can’t fill its workforce
  • Bootcamps are largely based and constructed by people who can afford to take 3-6 months off to learn new skills.
  • MTA Kind of sucks…
  • Programs like General Assembly - not free/expensive
  • High cost of attendance for NYCDA + similar programs

Community thoughts about Desired Future State

  • Up to date tech training that also functions as development workshops to allow participants to earn money while they learn.
  • Tech training facilities that are the employed by government.
  • More “level-up” initiatives (companies that invest in blue-collar workers to get them into white-collar jobs in the same company after learning new skills)