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Monitoring the Minimum Wage

The minimum wage in New York City has been increasing, incrementally, from $8 per hour in 2014 to $15 per hour by December 31, 2018. Each increase presents opportunities and challenges for local businesses and for workers and jobseekers earning at or near the minimum wage. Join members of the local business community in a discussion about how they are adapting to the minimum wage increase, how those adaptations are impacting employees earning the minimum wage or just above, and what workforce development stakeholders can do to be responsive and proactive to these changes

Presenter: James Parrott - Director of Economic and Fiscal Policy, Center for NYC Affairs

Moderator: Andrew Rasiej - Founder and CEO, Civic Hall


  • Adria Powell - President, Cooperative Home Care Associates

  • Elvira Ryder - HR Consultant, Food & Beverage Industry

  • Katy Gaul-Stigge - President & CEO, Goodwill Industries of NYNJ

  • Ulanda Garrett - Recruiter, AlliedBarton Security Services

In collaboration with the Workforce Field Building Hub

Earlier Event: February 13
Poverty, Race & Child Welfare
Later Event: March 6
Film Screening - Life and Debt