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September 8, 2021
Pandemic Spurred Major Jump in Out of School, Out of Work Young Adults in New York City: Report

The number of young adults who are both out of school and unemployed surged during the pandemic after declining for much of the past decade, a new report from the workforce development organization JobsFirstNYC confirmed. The analysis, commissioned by JobsFirstNYC and...

Categories: Policy, News & Events, Press
Focus Areas: Work
Tags: Policy
May 2, 2021
Young People Need and Deserve Additional Support to Build Their Skills

During his address to Congress last Wednesday, President Biden unveiled an impressive American Families Plan aimed at helping marginalized American families get back on their feet after years of economic struggle, which has been further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic....

Categories: Policy, News & Events
Focus Areas: Community, Education, Work
Tags: Policy
April 13, 2021
JobsFirstNYC Strongly Endorses the American Jobs Plan

On Wednesday, March 31, 2021, President Biden unveiled his American Jobs Plan, a $2 trillion investment in physical and social infrastructure improvements, including a $100 billion investment in workforce development. The ambitious, historic plan prioritizes investments in the green economy...

Categories: Policy, News & Events
Focus Areas: Community, Education, Work
Tags: Policy
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
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
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