September 3, 2020
With an Estimated 27 to 34 Percent of NYC Young Adults Out of School and Out of Work, What’s the City’s Plan?

JobsFirstNYC’s partners at the Aspen Institute’s Opportunity Youth Forum estimate that anywhere from 259,000 (27%) to 324,000 (34%) 16- to 24-year-olds across New York City are out of school and out of work.* Just last year in 2019, there were...

Categories: Solutions, Policy
Focus Areas: Community, Education, Work
Tags: Policy
August 13, 2020
Highlights from Adapting to the Future of Work

In the wake of the Great Recession, a strong economy made it easier for young adults to find jobs, leading to significant declines in the number and share of New Yorkers aged 18 to 24 who were out of school...

Categories: Solutions
Focus Areas: Community, Education, Work
Tags: Adapting to the Future of Work, Brownsville, Jerome Avenue, LESEN, Transfer2Careers, YASEP, YES Bed-Stuy
July 22, 2020
New York State Workforce Strategy Group Launches to Get New Yorkers Back to Work

Led by Invest in Skills NY, the group will present actionable solutions to New York State officials  Albany, New York July 15, 2020 – Workforce development coalition Invest in Skills NY (ISNY) today launched a New York State Workforce Strategy...

Categories: Solutions, Policy, News & Events
Focus Areas: Work
Tags: Invest In Skills NY
July 9, 2020
Transfer to Career Collaborative: Workforce Development and Transfer High School Leaders Prioritize Career Development During COVID-19

In the midst of a pandemic that has hit our Transfer to Career (T2C) communities the hardest in terms of health, wellbeing, employment, and security, our high school leaders and staff, workforce training partners, and CBOs have continued to prioritize...

Categories: Solutions
Focus Areas: Education
Tags: Transfer2Careers
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
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