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AO5855 Summary:

COSPNSRStern, Shimsky, Hevesi, Conrad, Magnarelli, Gibbs, Kim, Eachus
Requires entities receiving state funding for workforce development purposes to annually file a report with the department of labor describing the number of individuals contacted, trained and hired by such entities and the status of such individuals at 6, 12, 18 and 24 months after hiring.
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AO5855 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     March 23, 2023
        Introduced by M. of A. JACOBSON -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Labor
        AN  ACT  in  relation  to requiring entities receiving state funding for
          workforce development purposes to annually  file  a  report  with  the
          department of labor
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the  "Workforce
     2  Development Accountability Act".
     3    §  2.  Any  entity  receiving  state funding for workforce development
     4  purposes, including but not limited to entities  receiving  funds  under
     5  article 24-A of the labor law shall file with the department of labor an
     6  annual report stating:
     7    (a)  the  number  of individuals whom the recipient contacted directly
     8  for workforce development, provided that this would only  include  indi-
     9  viduals whom the recipient has the name and contact information;
    10    (b)  the  number  of individuals who received training and how many of
    11  these individuals finished the training;
    12    (c) organizations such as unions, employers and/or employer  organiza-
    13  tions and other organizations who participated in the workforce develop-
    14  ment programs conducted by the recipient;
    15    (d)  the  types  of training and certifications or degrees offered and
    16  provided;
    17    (e) the number of new jobs created or offered  due  to  the  workforce
    18  development  programs,  the type of field in which the jobs were created
    19  or offered, and the wages paid for these jobs;
    20    (f) how many individuals who completed the training were  hired,  what
    21  starting  wages  were received by these individuals, and the type of job
    22  or field in which these individuals were hired;
    23    (g) the job status of those who were hired is or was, including:
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1    (i) whether the individual is still working for the reporting  employ-
     2  er, and if not, how long the individual worked for the reporting employ-
     3  er;
     4    (ii)  information  on  the  employment  status of each individual at 6
     5  months, 12 months, 18 months and 24  months  after  the  individual  was
     6  first hired; and
     7    (iii)  whether the individual is still working and, if so, whether the
     8  individual is working for the same employer and in the same field and if
     9  not, what field, and the wages the individual is receiving; and
    10    (h) suggestions for improving the workforce development program.
    11    § 3. The report required by section two of this act shall be submitted
    12  in a form approved by the commissioner of labor and shall be filed  with
    13  the department of labor by each entity receiving state funding for work-
    14  force development purposes on or before January 31, 2024 and annually by
    15  January 31 thereafter.
    16    § 4. This act shall take effect immediately.
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