NY Works Better Together
Creating Inclusive Clean Energy Job Opportunities
Hiring Disadvantaged Community Populations
The full economic benefits of New York’s clean energy transition will only be realized if we ensure equity and inclusion in clean energy business decisions. That includes the way we recruit, hire, and assemble our clean energy workforce. The business community knows that embracing diversity and inclusion is a best practice that leads to positive outcomes for all parties involved. To meet these needs, NYSERDA and New York State offer unique programs and funding opportunities to hire and train talent from Disadvantaged Communities.
For a full list of hiring and training programs, visit our workforce development page.
Ensuring Equity & Inclusion
Workforce Development & Training
Clean energy businesses can receive additional funding when they hire and train talent from a disadvantaged community.
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Identifying Disadvantaged Communities
Climate change doesn’t affect all communities equally. That is why New York State has developed criteria to identify disadvantaged communities to ensure that frontline and underserved communities benefit from the State’s historic clean energy transition.
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New York’s Climate Act
Learn how New York’s Climate Act advances equity and inclusion by ensuring that disadvantaged communities benefit from investments and opportunities provided by a low-carbon future.
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