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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 24, 2020
JobsFirstNYC Testifies before the NYC Council Economic Development Committee

Testimony of Marjorie D. Parker, President, and CEO of JobsFirstNYC before the New York City Council Committee on Economic Development for a Hearing on NYCEDC's Relief Efforts During the COVID-19 Crisis held on June 24, 2020   Good afternoon Chairperson...

Categories: Policy, News & Events
Focus Areas: Work
Tags: Policy
June 24, 2020
JobsFirstNYC Testifies before the NYC Council Youth Services, Aging, and Contracts Committees

Good afternoon Chairperson Debi Rose, Chairperson Margaret Chin, Chairperson Ben Kallos and distinguished members of the Youth Services, Aging, and Contracts committees. My name is Marjorie Parker and I am the President and CEO of JobsFirstNYC, a non-profit intermediary that...

Categories: Policy, News & Events
June 18, 2020
Many Nonprofit Workers are Providing Essential Services During COVID-19 and Deserve Federal Support and Protection

Nonprofit organizations and their employees are the essential workers no one acknowledges. Since the pandemic began in early March, they have continued their work without pause, risking their lives to tend to their clients’ needs. Yet despite their sacrifices, the...

Categories: Policy
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
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
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