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February 18, 2021
Ensuring Equitable Recovery for Young Adults: An Update on Our Workforce Agenda

In mid-November 2020, JobsFirstNYC launched our Agenda for Young Adult Workforce Development  with a committee of over 40  multi-sector leaders from across the field. These leaders came together with JobsFirstNYC to create a workforce agenda that would: Provide a citywide...

Categories: Solutions, Research & Learning, Policy
Focus Areas: Community, Education, Work
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
October 15, 2020
Number of Out-of-School, Out-of-Work Young Adults Skyrockets in New York City as Mayor de Blasio Considers Major Cuts to Transfer Schools and YABCs… What’s the City’s Plan?

In a recent blog published on Sept 3, 2020, JobsFirstNYC posed the question: With an estimated 27 percent (259,000) to 34 percent (324,000) of NYC Young Adults out of school and out of work, what's the city's plan?  The city...

Categories: Policy
Focus Areas: Education
Tags: ISNY, Transfer2Careers
October 7, 2020
Invest In Skills NY Workforce Strategy Group Lays Out Next Steps to Get New Yorkers Back to Work

Invest in Skills NY shares forward-thinking actions for an equitable recovery Albany, New York, September 28, 2020–The NYS Workforce Strategy Group, a group convened by Invest in Skills NY(ISNY), today released a range of policy, funding, and programmatic recommendations to...

Categories: Policy
Focus Areas: Education
Tags: ISNY
September 8, 2020
Accounting for Success: A Blueprint for Measuring the Performance of New York State’s Workforce Development System

This policy brief, Accounting for Success: A Blueprint for Measuring the Performance of New York State’s Workforce Development System, focuses on building a 21st-century data infrastructure for New York State’s workforce development system. A unified postsecondary and workforce data system...

Categories: Research & Learning, Policy
Focus Areas: Community, Education, Work
Tags: ISNY
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
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