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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December 4, 2013
Teens Chasing Scarce U.S. Jobs Boosted by State Programs

Eduardo Bueno landed a job as a hotel bellman in New York this year after finishing a youth employment program that let the 18-year-old practice interviewing and overcome a nervous...

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September 25, 2013
Queens Community House Awarded Grant to Help Young Adults Find Jobs

Forest Hills Patch | by Nathan Duke   Forest Hills' Queens Community House has been awarded a grant to develop an initiative that would help young adults find jobs. A...

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September 15, 2013
Jobs program gives newbies a sweet start

A year ago, Luis Vargas seemed stuck in the ranks of New York City’s 172,000 young adults who are not in school or working. Now he’s a full-time pastry chef...

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May 3, 2013
Making Sense of Not Making Cents

We all know there is a youth unemployment crisis, but we don’t know what its impact is on their lives and the choices they are making. JobsFirstNYC has taken a deeper look...

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May 1, 2013
Barriers to Entry: The Increasing Challenges Faced by Young Adults in the New York City Labor Market

JobsFirstNYC commissioned and contributed to this study of how young adults aged 18 to 24 are faring in the New York City labor market. It provides an analysis of current...

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March 13, 2013
New report calls for city ‘job czar’

Among the many high-level appointments the next mayor of New York City will make, there's one top post he or she might consider adding to the cabinet: the city's first...

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