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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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June 12, 2012
Job Opportunities for Youth? Report Points to Janitorial Services

If you ask people what the most popular jobs for young New Yorkers are, many would say baristas at Starbucks or sales assistants in chain retailers like Uniqlo, where you...

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June 10, 2012
How Community-Based Organizations Can Learn about the Needs and Strengths of Disconnected Young People

Authors: Ben Daniels, Wendy McClanahan and Danijela Korom Djakovic This P/PV case study describes the process Hudson Guild employed to learn more about the disconnected young people in the community...

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June 7, 2012
Understanding Interim Progress Milestones in Young Adult-Serving Workforce Development Programs

The report was made possible by funding from the NYC Workforce Funders Group and JobsFirstNYC, including a project-specific grant from the William T. Grant Foundation. The report presents findings that...

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June 7, 2012
Going Beyond the Bottom Line: Employer Perspectives on the Young Adult Workforce Development System in New York City

For this report, JobsFirstNYC identified an as-yet-unexploited opportunity: to develop new and creative ways to engage employers by better meeting their hiring needs. Recognizing that workforce providers, researchers, and funders...

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June 6, 2012
10 Best Job Opportunities For Disadvantaged Young New Yorkers: Report

There are 172,000 “disconnected youths” neither working nor in school in New York City, but according to a recent report, there’s still hope for gainful employment. 26,000 youth-friendly jobs requiring...

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