December 2, 2014
Jobs Task Force Report Shows Progress, But Much More Must Be Done For Young Adults

Although New York City's unemployment rate has plummeted in recent months, economic recovery remains little more than a rumor for the more than 300,000 New Yorkers between 18 and 24...

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September 2, 2014
Innovations in the Field: Young Adult Sectoral Employment Project

Innovations in the Field is a series examining programs supported by JobsFirstNYC that serve both employers seeking job-ready workers and young adults in New York City looking to access employment...

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August 6, 2014
Unleashing the Economic Power of the 35 Percent

As the U.S. economy continues to gather steam, the Great Recession is becoming a distant memory for many Americans. In New York City, employment has passed pre-slump levels, with 312,000...

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July 7, 2014
Unleashing the Economic Power of the 35 Percent

Unleashing the Economic Power of the 35 Percent, along with our 2013 research publication Barriers to Entry, represents a call to action to build a system that gives every young...

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May 12, 2014
No Way to Treat a Crisis

How in the world does a young adult get a decent paying job in New York City? Even college graduates with good grades, experience and connections often have to take...

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May 6, 2014
New York’s Uncovered Crisis

We all hear about how hard it is for young adults to get a decent job in New York City. Popular TV shows and news stories usually focus on college...

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April 21, 2014
State’s workforce training deeply flawed, study says

A certification program that is the cornerstone of New York's job-training strategy for young adults is deeply flawed and almost entirely ignored by employers, a report to be released Monday...

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April 7, 2014
The National Work Readiness Credential: Who Pays the Price?

Two years ago, at the urging of many workforce organizations in New York City who raised serious concerns, JobsFirstNYC began research on the effectiveness of the National Work Readiness Credential (NWRC), a...

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March 10, 2014
Our Results Framework: Evaluating Our Efforts Based on What We Achieve

What does success mean to JobsFirstNYC as an intermediary that focuses on young adults in the field of workforce development? In a time when there is much discussion and debate...

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January 13, 2014
Employment Network Hopes to Fade East Side’s Development Scars

More than $1 billion dollars has been poured into giving the Lower East Side a face lift, but some residents are not fans of the surgery being performed on their neighborhood. To...

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