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10 Best Job Opportunities For Disadvantaged Young New Yorkers: Report

HuffPost | by Harry Bradford


There are 172,000 “disconnected youths” neither working nor in school in New York City, but according to a recent report, there’s still hope for gainful employment.

26,000 youth-friendly jobs requiring little training or education will open each year for much of the next decade in New York City, according to a recent report called “Now Hiring” by the Center for an Urban Future. The study examined occupations that were especially favorable for young adults with limited job opportunities in a city facing over 9 percent unemployment. This includes jobs in sectors with continued expected growth such as retail trade, office administration and hospitality, a median salary of $25,000, strong advancement opportunities and few formal training or education requirements.

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