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Since 1948, the ILR School has worked with NYC policymakers, businesses, worker organizations, not-for-profits, and community groups to improve the workplace. Today, we continue to provide educational services, research, and guidance for addressing employment challenges – including the new realities created by the COVID-19 pandemic – facing NYC, New York State, and the world. 

 

NYC 2021 Elections

Learn about the candidates
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The 2021 elections are about the economic revival of NYC.  The City as a financial and cultural center will be different from its pre-pandemic world. The industries and jobs that thrive will be influenced by the public officials elected to run NYC. 

As a school committed to studying work and the workplace, as well as being a part of the NYC community, we at Cornell's ILR School are providing information on the elections to help you better understand the candidates' positions on work, labor, and employment.  For information, click here to go to our elections page.

ILR in NYC Stories

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As part of the NYC community, the work and research of the ILR faculty, staff, and students focus on NYC workplace and employment issues.  Check out some of our latest projects.

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Video: Palmer v Amazon A Case Study In A Pandemic

Esta Bigler, from our Labor and Employment Law program, hosted a detailed panel discussion that explores the lawsuit Palmer v. Amazon, which covers the vital topics of health and safety at work in the time of COVID-19.
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Video: Palmer v Amazon A Case Study In A Pandemic

Video: COVID-19: Permanent Impact on Public Sector Workforce

Esta Bigler, director of ILR's Labor and Employment Law program, hosted a webinar to talk about workforce changes from the pandemic which will outlast immediate reopening.
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Video: COVID-19: Permanent Impact on Public Sector Workforce

Bob Hoyt '96

Alex Colvin spoke with Bob Hoyt about the effects of the pandemic on financial services and banking firms.
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Bob Hoyt '96

Training and Education

ILR offers professional development education and a master's degree program for people and organizations in NYC.  All of our programs are currently offered virtually. Follow the links to explore upcoming offerings.

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Professional Education
Find out more about our professional education
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Find out more about our professional education
Master of Professional Studies (MPS), NYC
Find out about our MPS in NYC
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Find out about our MPS in NYC

Use the School District COVID-19 Tracker to understand pandemic patterns

Use the School District COVID-19 Tracker as an interactive mapping tool to understand the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on New York State.
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Use the School District COVID-19 Tracker to understand pandemic patterns

Working with a Disability during COVID-19: Providing Additional Accommodations

During the pandemic, both employers and employees may need to be more creative and flexible as they work together to respond to requests for altered or additional accommodations.
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Working with a Disability during COVID-19: Providing Additional Accommodations

How COVID-19’s Job Disruptions Vary by Gender, Race and Hispanic Ethnicity in August 2020

Women, African American and Hispanic workers are faring markedly worse than men and white workers.
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How COVID-19’s Job Disruptions Vary by Gender, Race and Hispanic Ethnicity in August 2020

Student Interns

ILR students work as interns and research fellows with organizations in NYC. Their projects and research provide organizations with valuable assistance, and the internships give ILR students critical real-life experiences for their future education and work life. For information on how to have ILR students work with you:

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Shadowing and Short-Term Projects

ILR Career Services offers terrific opportunities for employers to support ILR students' career interests while increasing their brand presence on campus.

See current short-term opportunities
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See current short-term opportunities
ILR Credit Interns

ILR Internships offer sponsors an opportunity to have students work for a full semester and earn credit.

Learn how to request an ILR intern
Learn how to request an ILR intern