Designed as a resource for policymakers and the public, the ILR School’s annual New York at Work report examines jobs and other issues impacting communities and individuals across the state. It published today.
ILR research and policy briefs cover:
- Impact of low wages on child care workers and the families they serve
- Broadband inequities
- Returning New Yorkers with criminal records to the workforce
- Cannabis industry employer needs
- Economic opportunities created through clean energy jobs
- Inequalities experienced by workers in low-wage nail salon industry jobs
- Development of employment professionals who serve people with disabilities
- Improving career pathways for justice-involved youth who have disabilities
“The pandemic exposed many work, labor and employment issues that ILR has been studying for years. We hope the public and policymakers find this year’s report particularly relevant to the changes and challenges being experienced by New Yorkers across the state ,” said ILR Senior Associate Dean for Outreach and Sponsored Research Ariel Avgar, Ph.D.’08. Avgar is a professor in ILR’s Labor Relations, Law, and History Department.
As a land-grant college, the New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations has been informing work, labor and employment issues since it was established in 1945 by the New York State Legislature, said ILR Dean Alex Colvin, Ph.D.’99. Colvin is ILR’s Kenneth F. Kahn '69 Dean and the Martin F. Scheinman '75, 'MS '76, Professor of Conflict Resolution.
“The New York at Work report, reflective of the breadth and depth of our research and policy analysis, is one of the many ways we work to serve ILR’s Outreach mission,” he said.
To see last year's report, which covered topics ranging from food couriers in NYC to stopping sexual harassment in the Empire State, click here.