May 20, 2011 Career News
Good Jobs New York (GJNY) has unveiled a new website designed to help New York City residents better understand how the city allocates job subsidies and holds accountable companies that receive the deals.
The site, www.goodjobsny.org, includes unique features such as an interactive search engine called “Database of Deals” that allows visitors to search among thousands of entries for companies that have received subsidies from the New York City Industrial Development Agency and the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation.
Other resources to help users understand job subsidies include:
- Tools to help users participate in and understand the public hearing and subsidy allocation process;
- Maps to locate subsidized firms in each borough and information about their job promises;
- Background and subsidy information on major corporate giveaways in the financial, retail and sports entertainment industries.
GJNY Director Bettina Damiani says:
With transparency victories we have won over the past decade, Good Jobs New York has created the most complete analysis of projects receiving job subsidies of any city in the U.S. Our website was created with curious New Yorkers in mind: community activists, journalists, leaders of community-based organizations, job training practitioners, union leaders and policy makers.
Good Jobs New York is a project of Good Jobs First, in partnership with the Fiscal Policy Institute.
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