Expanding Opportunities and Improving City Social Services Quality through a Career Ladder Approach
September 24, 2014. The City of New York delivers most human services through $5 billion in annual contracts with non-profit providers. However, there are insufficient opportunities for lower-level social service case workers at these providers to acquire the education needed to move up a career ladder to more responsibility and better compensation. The result is a two-tiered job market that confines many women of color to the lower tier making inadequate wages. Thisprogram, explored a unique opportunity to address this challenge.
Jennifer Jones Austin, CEO/Executive Director, Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies
Patricia Eng (Moderator), Vice President of Programs, New York Women’s Foundation
Patricia Jenny, Vice President of Grants, New York Community Trust
James Parrott, Deputy Director and Chief Economist, Fiscal Policy Institute
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