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New York State boosts AI-powered virtual career center

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The state expanded the free platform in September 2022 to give all interested New Yorkers access to more than 250,000 vetted job postings and job training resources to take their careers to the next level. More than 80,000 job seekers have signed up to use this online resource.

And employers who have used the platform have found success.

“We were really struggling to find a qualified engineer in our local market and with the help of the DOL, we now have an amazing new member of the team,” said IEC Holden Corp.

“You can remove the job posting now. We did get a very good candidate and filled that position. We got about 15 people in only a few days, and made a great hire, so thank you,” said Mohawk Valley Materials.

Last month, New York City’s new law regulating employers’ use of AI in making hiring decisions took effect. With the city’s law regulating the use of automated employment decision tools (AEDTs) on July 5, employers that use AI tools to make hiring decisions must now disclose this fact to candidates.

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