Uptown Rep Alcantara And Others Welcome First Women-Owned Firm Managing City’s Deferred Compensation Plan

To mark the end of Women’s History Month, Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced that, for first time in City history, a women-owned financial firm has been hired to manage $100 million of the City’s Deferred Compensation Plan the voluntary retirement plan for over 180,000 City employees and retirees. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio, Harlem Speaker Mark-Viverito And Others Mark National Mentoring Month

Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYC Chief Service Officer Paula Gavin today marked National Mentoring Month by launching the NYC Youth Mentoring Initiative to increase mentoring opportunities for high school youth across the five boroughs. Continue Reading →

Department Of Consumer Affairs From Harlem To Hollis Anounce Minimum Wage Increase

east-harlem-blurrDepartment of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Lorelei Salas and staff, as well as representatives from the City Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) and Small Business Services (SBS), visited businesses from Harlem To Hollis today to educate businesses about the upcoming increase in the state minimum wage. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Signs Executive Order Banning City Agencies From Reviewing Salary History Of Job Applicants

bill-de-blasio-ydanis-rodriguez-and-melissa1In a major effort to ensure fair employment practices and close the pay gap for women and people of color, Mayor Bill de Blasio today signed Executive Order 21 prohibiting City agencies from inquiring about the salary history of job applicants. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Access To Credit & Capital For Minority & Women Owned Business Enterprises Town Hall Forum

The Small Business Expo For Free In NYC1Hosted by The Black Institute with The Black Latino and Asian Caucus

Town Hall Forum to discuss access to credit and capital for minority and women owned business enterprises. Continue Reading →

Iraq War Hero Honored by EmblemHealth and LaborPress

LaborPress Honors 13 as ‘Heroes of Labor’The extraordinary service of an Iraq war hero – both on and off the battlefield – was recognized on October 8, 2015 at the fourth annual Heroes of Labor awards ceremony, co-sponsored by EmblemHealth and LaborPress. Continue Reading →