November 15, 2017
Workforce Referral Networks: The Hot New Approach to Local Hiring

In low-income communities throughout the city that are discussing large development projects or neighborhood rezonings, residents frequently demand guarantees of local hiring. It’s a concern of obvious importance—a matter of...

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November 2, 2017
JobsFirstNYC Convenes Leading Employers to Discuss Alternative Screening Practices

Following the release of Online but Disconnected: Young Adults’ Experiences with Online Job Applications, JobsFirstNYC convened employers, workforce practitioners, policy-makers, and thought leaders to lift up the report’s findings that...

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October 27, 2017
Making the Connection: Aligning NYC’s Small Businesses and the Workforce Development System

In this report, Center for an Urban Future examines the connections and gaps between collaborative initiatives like the Lower East Side Employment Network, East Harlem Talent Network & Good Help....

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October 23, 2017
Online But Disconnected: Young Adults’ Experiences With Online Job Applications

A minimum wage job with a fast food franchise or a retailer may be short on glamor and pay, but is typically the first rung on the ladder of lifetime...

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October 5, 2017
As JobsFirstNYC Marks Its 10th Year Our Mission Remains, the Work Evolves

Message from Marjorie Parker, JobsFirstNYC President & CEO  Please fill out this 7 question survey aspart of our Strategic Inquiry process I am pleased and honored to have been appointed...

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September 22, 2017
What’s keeping teenagers unemployed? Online personality tests

It seems relatively rare these days to encounter a teenager who spends his or her summer or after-school hours busing tables or working a cash register. And while many have blamed increasing...

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September 21, 2017
Teens Struggle To Get Hired When Asked To Complete Online Personality Tests

Teenagers looking for work now have something else to worry about. Are they being screened out of jobs they’re qualified for, because they don’t have the right personality? As CBS2’s...

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August 15, 2017
From Hollywood to Capitol Hill: The Future of Americans with Disabilities

  There are many barriers that prevent people living with disabilities from accessing the employment market, most are often based on misconceptions of a disabled person’s abilities. As a labor...

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August 8, 2017
Adapting to the Future of Work – Summary & Highlights

With recent changes in technology, including a heavy uptick in automation and the proliferation in machine-learning, the employment landscape has undergone profound changes. As a result, young people are adapting...

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August 6, 2017
Unleashing the Economic Power of the 35 Percent

For many New Yorkers, the Great Recession is an increasingly distant memory. Employment in the city has surpassed pre-recession levels, bolstered by more than 312,000 jobs added between 2010 and...

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