News & Events

May 11, 2022
We are Better Together

JobsFirstNYC convened stakeholders across its expansive network on February 24, 2022, for its first Partnership Forum of 2022. This forum provided opportunities for learning and sharing amongst training providers, economic...

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March 9, 2022
Redefining the Black Legacy in America

Black History Month celebrations have long outgrown the confines of February, the shortest month of the year. Black excellence and advancements happen each day and should be regularly acknowledged. One...

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February 8, 2022
Keeping a Finger on the Pulse of Black Health and Wellness

The 2022 commemoration of Black History Month is shining an all-important spotlight on Black health and wellness. As a community ally, JobsFirstNYC supports the call to implement sustainable infrastructure geared...

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January 19, 2022
2021: A Year of Persistence and Progress

Last year challenged our north star to reduce the number of young people who are out of school, out of work and improve economic opportunities for them and the communities...

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November 15, 2021
President Biden Signs $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Bill

On November 15, 2021, President Joe Biden signed a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill into law. This historic legislation will fund much-needed upgrades to America’s physical infrastructure and create an estimated...

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November 10, 2021
Making Rezoning Work

As New York City grapples with a protracted economic crisis brought on by COVID-19, city leaders will be searching for opportunities to help spark a lasting economic rebound and regain...

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October 28, 2021
Creating a Skilled Workforce to Build Back Better

Ryan Craig is the author of College Disrupted (2015) and A New U: Faster + Cheaper Alternatives to College (2018). He is a Managing Director at University Ventures, which is...

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October 19, 2021
Equitable Recovery for Young Adults: An Agenda for Young Adult Workforce Development in New York City

Our latest report, Equitable Recovery for Young Adults: An Agenda for Young Adult Workforce Development in New York City provides a set of citywide policy priorities rooted in the real needs of...

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September 29, 2021
Adapting to the Future of Work: The Future is Now

  The sixth annual JobsFirstNYC Adapting to the Future of Work event designed for professionals was held in July 2021. The convening featured thought leaders and transformers from the public,...

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September 13, 2021
Thriving and Going Your Own Way

Summary and Highlights from Adapting to the Future of Work 2021 Surviving to Thriving  On July 22, 2021, JobsFirstNYC hosted its annual Adapting to the Future of Work convening focusing...

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