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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
December 18, 2020
'Shameful': No Sign of City's Long Overdue Plan for 250,000-Plus Disconnected Youth

While unemployment booms and New York City faces its worst economy in decades, the fate of the city's disconnected youth -- people aged 16 to 24 who are both out of work and out of school -- is getting a...

Categories: Policy, News & Events, Press
Focus Areas: Work
Tags: Policy
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
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