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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
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
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