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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
The Time Is Now

At the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King gave his iconic “I Have A Dream” speech, where he asked America to “make real the promise of democracy.” Dr. King said, “when the architects...

Categories: News & Events
Focus Areas: Community, Education, Work
Tags: Announcement
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 11, 2020
Summary and Highlights from Adapting to the Future of Work: Transforming Systems to Advance Young Adult Economic Mobility

Since 2016, JobsFirstNYC has hosted an annual conference for workforce professionals and young adults where we investigated the barriers to and designed solutions for economic mobility and pathways to gainful employment. This yearly event brought out the likes of politicians,...

Categories: News & Events
Focus Areas: Community, Education, Work
Tags: Adapting to the Future of Work
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
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