News and Updates


Boosting voter turnout in NYC’s local elections

If you are part of the 5BORO family, chances are that last week’s primary election was on your radar. But for the vast majority of New Yorkers, that may not have been the case. Or if they did know about the election, they didn’t feel compelled to vote. Just 5% of eligible voters turned out […]

5BORO’s NYC Staffing Report: What They’re Saying – A Roundup of Media Coverage

Tune in to hear 5BORO: NY1’s Inside City Hall: NYC has estimated 23,000 vacant positions across agencies: report WNYC The Brian Lehrer Show: NYC’s Municipal Staffing Shortage BronxNet Open BxRx: 5BORO: “Solving the NYC Staffing Crisis Report” 5BORO in the news: amNY: Adapt to fill the gap: NYC should embrace remote work, hire recruitment czar […]

Daily News Op-Ed: Getting & keeping workers for NYC’s government

Read the full op-ed at Daily News. — As the restaurant industry scrambles to hire staff and hospitals are down nurses and doctors, city government in New York is also short on people and it’s causing major problems. There are 23,000 vacant positions across city government and thousands more that Mayor Adams cut to help trim the […]

5BORO Institute Releases Roadmap to Address Municipal Staffing Shortage

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: New York, NY – Today, the 5BORO Institute released its inaugural report Solving the Staffing Crisis: Saving City Government for New Yorkers, proposing a series of recommendations to address retention, recruitment, and internal workforce policies to rightsize City government. New York City government is facing a staffing crisis. Municipal employees […]

Solving the Staffing Crisis: Saving City Government for New Yorkers
Grace Rauh: Calls for the City to Recruit Tech Workers for NYC Public Jobs

Grace Rauh the Executive Director of the Five Borough Institute spoke live on 1010 WINS Newsline with Budd Mishkin about why the city should take advantage of the recent lay-offs in the tech industry.

Daily News Op-Ed: Recruit Tech Workers for NYC Public Jobs

Recent tech sector layoffs are of course not the same scale as these other moments of global upheaval, but the same formula applies: hardship creates opportunity, if the right leaders seize it.