The primary author of this report is RonnieKauder, senior associate of the New York CityLabor Market Information Service (NYCLMIS).Lesley Hirsch, director of the NYCLMISprovided analytical and writing support;research associates Jonathan DeBuskand Lee Hachadoorian provided additionalanalytical support.NYCLMIS expresses its gratitude to themany people who participated in this study through interviews and focus groups (listedin Appendix B). The NYCLMIS also wishes to thank NYC & Company for their assistancein contacting representatives from labor andmanagement and other industry experts. Weare grateful to the New York City Employment& Training Coalition for polling its membersand arranging the logistics for the training provider focus group. Additionally, NYCLMISwould like to acknowledge the commentsand feedback from members of the DeputyMayors’ Workforce Collaborative, withspecial appreciation to Urvashi Kaul, formerAssistant Director of the Center for EconomicTransformation at the NYC EconomicDevelopment Corporation and Nnenna Lynch,Senior Policy Advisor to the Deputy Mayorof Economic Development. Thanks also to the New York State Department of Laborfor responding to our various, special datarequests.
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