Posted by Marjorie Parker | January 15, 2021
2021 Insurrection – Thoughts from JobsFirstNYC’s President & CEO

As the President and CEO of JobsFirstNYC, I feel compelled to comment on the events we are calling the Insurrection of 2021. We don’t usually write about such issues in...

Posted by jobsfirstnyc | January 07, 2021
Building an inclusive Green Economy for New York City: A Data-Driven Investigation

On December 3, 2020, the Green Economy Network hosted their second partnership design meeting, focused on the Investigate Phase of the JobsFirstNYC Process. In this meeting, the group explored labor...

Posted by jobsfirstnyc | January 07, 2021
Building an inclusive Green Economy for New York City: Network Planning Launch

On October 27, 2020, NYC's first Green Economy Network was launched as part of a broader collaborative effort anchored by JobsFirstNYC, Green City Force, The HOPE Program, and Nontraditional Employment...

Posted by jobsfirstnyc | January 07, 2021
Building an Inclusive Green Economy for New York City: Highlights from Adapting to the Future of Work

 Building an inclusive green economy in New York City requires understanding the knowledge and skills needed to most effectively execute sustainability, climate, resiliency and circular economy priorities, while also...

Posted by jobsfirstnyc | December 22, 2020
JobsFirstNYC 2019-2020 Annual Report

If we have learned anything from the Great Recession and its accompanying recovery efforts just a decade ago, it’s that young adult generations that enter the labor market in an...

Posted by jobsfirstnyc | December 18, 2020
‘Shameful’: No Sign of City’s Long Overdue Plan for 250,000-Plus Disconnected Youth

While unemployment booms and New York City faces its worst economy in decades, the fate of the city's disconnected youth -- people aged 16 to 24 who are both out...

Posted by jobsfirstnyc | December 01, 2020
JobsFirstNYC Launches Young Adult Workforce Agenda Planning Group

On Thursday, November 19th, JobsFirstNYC officially kicked off planning for a 2021 Young Adult Workforce Agenda. Our initial planning meeting, which drew over 40 field leaders—from youth and employer intermediaries,...

Posted by jobsfirstnyc | November 06, 2020
Systems Change to Prepare Young Adults for the Future of Work

As Mayor de Blasio’s tenure comes to an end and the 2021 mayoral hopefuls begin to campaign in earnest, we have more work than ever to do to ensure that...

Posted by jobsfirstnyc | October 15, 2020
Number of Out-of-School, Out-of-Work Young Adults Skyrockets in New York City as Mayor de Blasio Considers Major Cuts to Transfer Schools and YABCs… What’s the City’s Plan?

In a recent blog published on Sept 3, 2020, JobsFirstNYC posed the question: With an estimated 27 percent (259,000) to 34 percent (324,000) of NYC Young Adults out of school...

Posted by jobsfirstnyc | October 07, 2020
Invest In Skills NY Workforce Strategy Group Lays Out Next Steps to Get New Yorkers Back to Work

Invest in Skills NY shares forward-thinking actions for an equitable recovery Albany, New York, September 28, 2020–The NYS Workforce Strategy Group, a group convened by Invest in Skills NY(ISNY), today...

Posted by Samia Lemfadli | October 01, 2020
YES Bed Stuy: A Partnership to Reshape the Future for Young Adults in Bedford-Stuyvesant

Bedford Stuyvesant is a hub of culture, talent, and opportunity. While Brooklyn millennials grew up admiring Bed Stuy legends like Biggie Smalls, Yasiin Bey, Jay-Z, Lil’ Kim—and memorized countless songs...

Posted by jobsfirstnyc | September 08, 2020
Accounting for Success: A Blueprint for Measuring the Performance of New York State’s Workforce Development System

This policy brief, Accounting for Success: A Blueprint for Measuring the Performance of New York State’s Workforce Development System, focuses on building a 21st-century data infrastructure for New York State’s...

Posted by jobsfirstnyc | September 03, 2020
With an Estimated 27 to 34 Percent of NYC Young Adults Out of School and Out of Work, What’s the City’s Plan?

JobsFirstNYC’s partners at the Aspen Institute’s Opportunity Youth Forum estimate that anywhere from 259,000 (27%) to 324,000 (34%) 16- to 24-year-olds across New York City are out of school and...

Posted by jobsfirstnyc | August 13, 2020
Highlights from Adapting to the Future of Work

In the wake of the Great Recession, a strong economy made it easier for young adults to find jobs, leading to significant declines in the number and share of New...

Posted by jobsfirstnyc | July 22, 2020
New York State Workforce Strategy Group Launches to Get New Yorkers Back to Work

Led by Invest in Skills NY, the group will present actionable solutions to New York State officials  Albany, New York July 15, 2020 – Workforce development coalition Invest in Skills...