* Reposted From Gotham Gazette. Written by Ethan Geringer-Sameth. (photo: office of Eric Adams)*

New York City’s wounded economy and the rise and fall of key sectors during the pandemic has heightened pre-pandemic concerns about the match between the labor needs of employers and the skills of hundreds of thousands of jobseekers. Eric Adams made better preparing the city's workforce a major area of focus as he pitched his vision of the city's recovery to New Yorkers in his successful campaign for mayor.

"We are going to launch an unprecedented job program to link out-of-work New Yorkers not just with jobs, but with skills and training," Adams said in his election night victory speech in November, where he also promised to bring businesses to New York and bolster the education system to prepare young people for employment.

On the campaign trail last year, Adams promised a "next-level" workforce development strategy with the goal of connecting businesses with prospective employees and jobseekers with the training programs to gain the credentials needed for available jobs, particularly in growing industries and fields. The path involves de-siloing numerous government-funded labor training programs and establishing public-private partnerships to map local talents and job opportunities.

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