New York Jobs C.E.O. Council, a new nonprofit organization, pledge to hire 100,000 low-income and people of color over the next decade. For this Council will work with universities, the city, and other groups to create new curriculums and apprenticeships.
The coalition of 27 major companies including Mastercard, Goldman Sachs, and Verizon etc., has pledged to hire 100,000 low-income and Black, Latino and Asian workers in New York City over the next 10 years, part of a broader push by corporate America to expand economic opportunities to marginalized communities.
This initiative has attracted the support of many of the most powerful chief executives in the country, including Jeff Bezos of Amazon, Laurence D. Fink of BlackRock, Satya Nadella of Microsoft, and Sundar Pichai of Google.
Those involved with the new group say it will work to develop programs intended to prepare low-income and minority students for jobs at the companies.
Interestingly, according to the reports in the NY Times, the effort to build this nonprofit has begun to take shape before the pandemic, but COVID has given it a different sense of urgency.