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October 5, 2022
JobsFirstNYC Partners with Workforce AI Leader, SkyHive, to Revolutionize Skills-Based Employment in New York City

JobsFirstNYC and SkyHive bring skills-mapping technology to enhance job access and streamline skills-based hiring processes for New York City’s workforce NEW YORK, October 5, 2022 – The future of work...

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September 13, 2022
JobsFirstNYC Partners with OneTen to Achieve Better Outcomes for Employers and Black Workers.

A National Coalition of Business Leaders Committed to Hiring Black Talent Expands Its Partnership in New York City NEW YORK, April 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- JobsFirstNYC, an organization dedicated to advancing economic...

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September 8, 2021
Pandemic Spurred Major Jump in Out of School, Out of Work Young Adults in New York City: Report

The number of young adults who are both out of school and unemployed surged during the pandemic after declining for much of the past decade, a new report from the...

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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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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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June 11, 2020
Report Looks at Drastic Impact of COVID-19 on Youth Employment in New York

At least 40 million people filed unemployment benefit claims as a result of the economic disruption of Covid-19, leading some to compare the impact to the Great Depression of the...

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April 8, 2020
Coronavirus Threatens to Perpetuate Generational Inequality, Leaving Young People Behind Yet Again

Young people are again in highly precarious positions as the economy crumbles (photo: Kevin P. Coughlin/Governor's Office) If we have learned anything from the Great Recession just a decade ago,...

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December 9, 2019
Energy Driving the Future of Work for Young People: Tools to Guide Learning from Employers and Workers

The future of work is upon us. We are no longer waiting for disruptive technology to change the way we work or to see how the relationship between employees and...

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July 18, 2019
City Task Force to Help ‘Most Vulnerable Young New Yorkers’ is Well Behind Schedule

A task force created in 2017 by City Council legislation aimed at providing better services and more opportunities for out-of-work, out-of-school youth and young adults has been delayed from the...

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April 1, 2019
Making Entry-Level Talent Stick

Last year, a partnership in New York City—including the NYC Center for Youth Employment, JobsFirstNYC, and Social Finance, with funding from the Rockefeller Foundation and The Pinkerton Foundation—set out to...

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