May 20, 2020
The Early Impact of COVID-19 on Young Adult Workforce Development: Insights from the Field

A JobsFirstNYC Working Paper The COVID-19 pandemic threatens the health and economic well-being of New Yorkers. It exacerbates preexisting inequities that young adults and their communities have long faced, leaving many with few opportunities to protect their health and continue...

Categories: Solutions, Research & Learning, Policy
Focus Areas: Community, Education, Work
April 24, 2020
Jerome Avenue Revitalization Collaborative: A Demand-Driven, Community-Led Approach to Aligning Workforce and Economic Development

The COVID-19 crisis has illuminated pre-existing disparities experienced by under-resourced communities that leave local businesses and residents at a disadvantage to be able to protect themselves, recover, and thrive. Historically, under-resourced communities—particularly communities of color—in the United States have been...

Categories: Solutions, Policy
Focus Areas: Community
Tags: Jerome Avenue
April 15, 2020
COVID-19 Funding & Employment Resources

To JobsFirstNYC’s Community Partners, We hope that you, your loved ones and colleagues, remain safe during this unprecedented health crisis. In light of COVID-19, we want to share JobsFirstNYC's compiled list of resources to help you and the populations you...

Categories: News & Events
Focus Areas: Community, Work
April 8, 2020
Coronavirus Threatens to Perpetuate Generational Inequality, Leaving Young People Behind Yet Again

Young people are again in highly precarious positions as the economy crumbles (photo: Kevin P. Coughlin/Governor's Office) If we have learned anything from the Great Recession just a decade ago, it’s that young adult generations that enter the labor market...

Categories: News & Events, Press
Focus Areas: Community, Education, Work
Tags: Adapting to the Future of Work
March 26, 2020
Insights from the Seasonal Talent Exchange

While the number of young adults who are out of school and out of work has been declining, more than 60 percent of young adults are part-time workers, a trend that has steadily increased since the Great Recession. The anticipated...

Categories: Solutions
Focus Areas: Work
Tags: Seasonal Talent Exchange
March 20, 2020
Statement from the Invest in Skills NYC Coalition on COVID-19

This month our nation and our city are facing a public health crisis unprecedented in its scale and dangers. We are heartened to see the many ways that our communities, and our local and state leaders, have leaped into action...

Categories: News & Events
Focus Areas: Work
Tags: Invest In Skills NY
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