Policy

May 2, 2021
Young People Need and Deserve Additional Support to Build Their Skills

During his address to Congress last Wednesday, President Biden unveiled an impressive American Families Plan aimed at helping marginalized American families get back on their feet after years of economic...

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April 13, 2021
JobsFirstNYC Strongly Endorses the American Jobs Plan

On Wednesday, March 31, 2021, President Biden unveiled his American Jobs Plan, a $2 trillion investment in physical and social infrastructure improvements, including a $100 billion investment in workforce development....

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February 18, 2021
Ensuring Equitable Recovery for Young Adults: An Update on Our Workforce Agenda

In mid-November 2020, JobsFirstNYC launched our Agenda for Young Adult Workforce Development  with a committee of over 40  multi-sector leaders from across the field. These leaders came together with JobsFirstNYC...

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December 18, 2020
‘Shameful’: No Sign of City’s Long Overdue Plan for 250,000-Plus Disconnected Youth

While unemployment booms and New York City faces its worst economy in decades, the fate of the city's disconnected youth -- people aged 16 to 24 who are both out...

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October 15, 2020
Number of Out-of-School, Out-of-Work Young Adults Skyrockets in New York City as Mayor de Blasio Considers Major Cuts to Transfer Schools and YABCs… What’s the City’s Plan?

In a recent blog published on Sept 3, 2020, JobsFirstNYC posed the question: With an estimated 27 percent (259,000) to 34 percent (324,000) of NYC Young Adults out of school...

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October 7, 2020
Invest In Skills NY Workforce Strategy Group Lays Out Next Steps to Get New Yorkers Back to Work

Invest in Skills NY shares forward-thinking actions for an equitable recovery Albany, New York, September 28, 2020–The NYS Workforce Strategy Group, a group convened by Invest in Skills NY(ISNY), today...

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September 8, 2020
Accounting for Success: A Blueprint for Measuring the Performance of New York State’s Workforce Development System

This policy brief, Accounting for Success: A Blueprint for Measuring the Performance of New York State’s Workforce Development System, focuses on building a 21st-century data infrastructure for New York State’s...

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September 3, 2020
With an Estimated 27 to 34 Percent of NYC Young Adults Out of School and Out of Work, What’s the City’s Plan?

JobsFirstNYC’s partners at the Aspen Institute’s Opportunity Youth Forum estimate that anywhere from 259,000 (27%) to 324,000 (34%) 16- to 24-year-olds across New York City are out of school and...

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July 22, 2020
New York State Workforce Strategy Group Launches to Get New Yorkers Back to Work

Led by Invest in Skills NY, the group will present actionable solutions to New York State officials  Albany, New York July 15, 2020 – Workforce development coalition Invest in Skills...

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July 7, 2020
As Unemployment and Crime Spike, City Plan for Disconnected Young Adults Remains Years Behind Schedule

A city task force meant to address the needs of out-of-school, out-of-work youth in the city, who pre-pandemic numbered at over 118,000 in New York City, has not yet released...

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