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November 6, 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 their visions for New York City include a paradigm shift...

Categories: Solutions, Research & Learning
Focus Areas: Community, Education, Work
Tags: Youth Voice
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 and out of work, what's the city's plan?  The city...

Categories: Policy
Focus Areas: Education
Tags: ISNY, Transfer2Careers
October 7, 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 released a range of policy, funding, and programmatic recommendations to...

Categories: Policy
Focus Areas: Education
Tags: ISNY
October 1, 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 dedicated to highlighting the ups and downs that Bed Stuy...

Categories: Solutions
Focus Areas: Work
Tags: YES Bed-Stuy
September 8, 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 workforce development system. A unified postsecondary and workforce data system...

Categories: Research & Learning, Policy
Focus Areas: Community, Education, Work
Tags: ISNY
September 3, 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 out of work.* Just last year in 2019, there were...

Categories: Solutions, Policy
Focus Areas: Community, Education, Work
Tags: Policy
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