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SBS NYC small business services


Find the right employees for your business in diverse fields at no cost to you.

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No matter your staffing needs, the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) can help you hire the right employees at no cost.

Our pool of 100,000+ candidates enables us to identify qualified individuals in industries like food services, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, transportation, and warehousing, tailored to meet your specific requirements.

What incentives are there for my company to hire through this service?

Workforce1, a service provided by SBS, can save your company time and money. We provide you free services including:

  • Sourcing jobseekers through our candidate databases, paid advertisements, and local partner organizations
  • Recruiting and screening candidates based on your needs, referring the most qualified to your business
  • Scheduling in-person virtual or interviews at our Workforce1 centers or the employer location to helps save time and focus on core business
  • Helping to connect New York City residents to opportunities within their communities

How soon can this service connect me to talent?

We have candidates ready for immediate hiring. If you need candidates in the future, we can also work with you to source them.

What skills and credentials will talent have?

Workforce1 provides training for a variety of skills and certifications but can also recruit jobseekers who already possess specific skills or certifications.

What occupations does this service train for?

Our jobseekers can work in the following occupations:

  • Architecture and Engineering
  • Art, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media
  • Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance
  • Business and Financial Operations
  • Community and Social Service
  • Computer and Mathematical
  • Construction and Extraction
  • Food Preparation and Service
  • Healthcare Practitioners and Technical
  • Healthcare Support
  • Installation, Maintenance, and Repair
  • Office and Administrative Support
  • Personal Care and Service
  • Protective Service
  • Sales and Related Occupations
  • Transportation and Material Moving

How can this service meet my company's needs?

Workforce1 can benefit employers who are interested in the following:

  • Hiring for 1-10 positions
  • Hiring for 11-100 positions
  • Hiring for 100+ positions
  • Hiring full-time
  • Hiring part-time
  • Hosting hiring events
  • Participating in industry-specific events
  • Partnering to build a talent pipeline
  • Training an apprentice cohort
  • Training the employer’s staff

Is my company eligible for this service?

Our program engages with all employers looking to hire within New York City.

How do I connect to hire?

Get started today by completing this simple form.

The Workforce1 Business Services Team will connect with you within two business days. We’ll provide a brief introduction of Workforce1 services, get to know you and your company’s culture and services, discuss your specific needs when looking for candidates, and answer any questions you may have.

Workforce1 is provided by NYC Department of Small Business Services.

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