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July 7, 2020
As Unemployment and Crime Spike, City Plan for Disconnected Young Adults Remains Years Behind Schedule

A city task force meant to address the needs of out-of-school, out-of-work youth in the city, who pre-pandemic numbered at over 118,000 in New York City, has not yet released its report, over two years after it was due. Now,...

Categories: Policy, News & Events, Press
Focus Areas: Work
Tags: Policy
June 11, 2020
Report Looks at Drastic Impact of COVID-19 on Youth Employment in New York

At least 40 million people filed unemployment benefit claims as a result of the economic disruption of Covid-19, leading some to compare the impact to the Great Depression of the 1930s. Here in New York City a report, “The Early...

Categories: Policy, Press
Focus Areas: Work
Tags: Policy
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
December 9, 2019
Energy Driving the Future of Work for Young People: Tools to Guide Learning from Employers and Workers

The future of work is upon us. We are no longer waiting for disruptive technology to change the way we work or to see how the relationship between employees and employers will evolve. Market shifts, employment models, and workplace practices...

Categories: Press
Focus Areas: Community, Education, Work
Tags: Adapting to the Future of Work
July 18, 2019
City Task Force to Help ‘Most Vulnerable Young New Yorkers’ is Well Behind Schedule

A task force created in 2017 by City Council legislation aimed at providing better services and more opportunities for out-of-work, out-of-school youth and young adults has been delayed from the start, having met only a few times since its creation...

Categories: Policy, Press
Focus Areas: Community, Education, Work
Tags: Invest In Skills NY, Policy
April 1, 2019
Making Entry-Level Talent Stick

Last year, a partnership in New York City—including the NYC Center for Youth Employment, JobsFirstNYC, and Social Finance, with funding from the Rockefeller Foundation and The Pinkerton Foundation—set out to answer one of those simple questions. We had heard, through...

Categories: Solutions, Press
Focus Areas: Work
Tags: Career Lift
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