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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
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 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
February 18, 2020
Governor Cuomo Announces Projects Funded Through The Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative Launching In The Bronx

More Than $1.3 Million Provided to Undertake Community-Based Projects Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced more than $1.3 million in State funding for programs aimed at helping low-income families in the South Bronx break cycles of poverty. The programs funded...

Categories: Solutions, Policy
Focus Areas: Community, Education, Work
Tags: Announcement, Jerome Avenue, Policy
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