A new city jobs program has already placed hundreds of New Yorkers in good tech jobs, Mayor de Blasio said Thursday.
The NYC Tech Talent Pipeline — which de Blasio created in 2014 — links schools and students with the city’s booming tech sector via internships and job training.
And since then, 372 residents have landed starter jobs with hot tech companies that pay average salaries of $67,000 a year, de Blasio administration officials said.
The programs are operated by the city’s Small Business Services Department and come at no cost to job seekers.
“I am incredibly proud to announce that TTP has already connected more than 370 New Yorkers to good-paying jobs,” de Blasio said. He also said the pipeline’s success has prompted the city to triple the size of a Web Development Fellowship operated under the pipeline.
Since 2014, 155 people have participated in the Web Development Fellowship, and 111 of them have landed tech jobs, administration officials said.
“We are expanding this incredible fellowship program, one that reaches New Yorkers from all boroughs and offers even more opportunities in the new economy,” de Blasio said.
Individuals who participated in the pipeline got jobs at companies including Spotify, Viacom, Vice and Kickstarter, administration officials said.
In February, the mayor said the city would expand the pipeline with a $1 million investment and new partnerships with colleges and companies.