The Empire State is considering relaxing qualifications for thousands of jobs to hire migrants who have legal work status in the US.
New York officials are looking to create “transitional titles” to allow migrants who have received federal work authorization to work in the state workforce, according to a memo being circulated by the state Civil Service Commission and obtained by The Post.
State agencies have identified 4,000 state jobs that could be filled by migrants, according to the memo first reported by Bloomberg News.
Most are “hard-to-recruit, entry-level titles” — and the plan would allow the migrants to skirt requirements like English proficiency or proof of education and previous employment, according to the memo.
“Governor Hochul has prioritized modernizing our State workforce and eliminating red tape, and she has instituted a series of reforms to achieve that goal,” a spokesperson for Hochul wrote in a statement. “This initiative, which has not yet been implemented, would offer temporary employment opportunities that are available for anyone who can legally work in the United States.”