Job Ready by Jobs NYC is New York City’s front door to programs that help you prepare for and find a job.
Find programs that are right for you, figure out if you’re eligible, and learn about the next steps. You can also browse a selection of early career jobs with the City of New York.
What’s on the site
You can browse a selection of City jobs, mostly geared for job seekers early in their career. However, there are some jobs for mid-career professionals too.
We feature many free training and adult education programs. You can filter by the types of programs you’re looking for, the timeframe and schedule that works best for you, and location. Programs you can find help you:
- Find a job, with services like resume help, interview prep, and more
- Train for a new job through sector-based training that give you the skills to start a new career
- Connect to internships and short-term work to get on-the-job learning.
Programs that provide on-the-job learning
- Get your High School diploma or Equivalency (HSE or GED) with classes to prepare for the HSE exam.
Earn college credits or set yourself up for success in college.
- Improve your English skills if you speak another language.
If you don’t see a program on the website, you can suggest that it be added. Suggest a program on this form and we’ll get back to you about adding it.
Our email newsletter gives updates about new programs and hiring events happening across the City. For information targeted towards your needs, you can include information about your location and interests when you sign up.
Job Ready by Jobs NYC (previously Working NYC) was created by the Mayor’s Office for Workforce Development in collaboration with the Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity. 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, and it will continue to evolve to include new features and programs in the future.
Job Ready sits alongside a suite of tools and resources aimed at helping New Yorkers achieve their career and education goals. One of these is the Workforce Dashboard, which allows you to explore performance data around NYC’s workforce programs.
The City of New York is committed to ensuring that all New Yorkers can access all of our digital content. To reach that goal, we passed Local Law 26 of 2016, requiring City agencies to make their websites accessible. The City adopted the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA standard, and we’re aiming to adopt the WCAG 2.1 standard by July 2021.
The Digital Accessibility Coordinator, based at the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, also helps work towards these goals. The Coordinator audits websites and guides NYC agencies on how to make their digital content accessible. They run training and events for City employees and the public to learn more about accessibility. The Digital Accessibility Coordinator also leads the effort to write the reports that Local Law 26 requires.
For resources to learn about and improve accessibility, you can: