September 16, 2021
Follow the Money: Understanding New York City's Workforce System Funding

An effective workforce development system is key to New York City’s well-being, and this is true now more than ever. Within the first three months of the coronavirus pandemic, unemployment in the city jumped from 3.5% to 18.2%. Even with...

Categories: Research & Learning
Focus Areas: Work
Tags: Invest In Skills NY, ISNY, latest
September 13, 2021
Thriving and Going Your Own Way

Summary and Highlights from Adapting to the Future of Work 2021 Surviving to Thriving  On July 22, 2021, JobsFirstNYC hosted its annual Adapting to the Future of Work convening focusing on young adults. Since its inception in 2016, Adapting to...

Categories: Solutions, News & Events
Focus Areas: Community, Education, Work
Tags: Adapting to the Future of Work
September 8, 2021
Pandemic Spurred Major Jump in Out of School, Out of Work Young Adults in New York City: Report

The number of young adults who are both out of school and unemployed surged during the pandemic after declining for much of the past decade, a new report from the workforce development organization JobsFirstNYC confirmed. The analysis, commissioned by JobsFirstNYC and...

Categories: Policy, News & Events, Press
Focus Areas: Work
Tags: Policy
August 12, 2021
1 in 4 Young Adults in New York City Out of School and Out of Work in 2020

After declining for years, 18- to 24-year-old New Yorkers out of school and out of work hit a decade high of over 180,000 — 27%. This represents an 80% increase from 2019. That increase eliminated all gains made since 2010....

Categories: Research & Learning, News & Events
Focus Areas: Education, Work
June 11, 2021
YES Bed Stuy Stands Ready to Empower and Elevate Young Adults in Brooklyn, New York

JobsFirstNYC is proud to announce the launch of its fifth community place-based partnership, YES Bed Stuy. The partnership had its official launch on Thursday, June 3, 2021, during a virtual event that brought together the 13 organizations that make up...

Categories: Solutions, News & Events
Focus Areas: Community, Work
Tags: YES Bed-Stuy
June 2, 2021
Tech Apprenticeships Shift the Costs of Higher Ed From Students to Employers

Rebecca Koenig (@becky_koenig) is a senior reporter at EdSurge covering higher education. Reach her at  She is a 2020 Higher Education Media Fellow of the Institute for Citizens & Scholars and was a 2018 fellow of the National Press...

Categories: News & Events
Focus Areas: Work
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