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February 18, 2021
Kelley Drye’s Task Force on Racial Equity Fall Fundraising Campaign Features JobsFirstNYC

JobsFirstNYC is honored to be a beneficiary of Kelley Drye’s Task Force on Racial Equity’s fall fundraising campaign. JobsFirstNYC was chosen alongside the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth,...

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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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January 7, 2021
Building an inclusive Green Economy for New York City: A Data-Driven Investigation

On December 3, 2020, the Green Economy Network hosted their second partnership design meeting, focused on the Investigate Phase of the JobsFirstNYC Process. In this meeting, the group explored labor...

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January 7, 2021
Building an inclusive Green Economy for New York City: Network Planning Launch

On October 27, 2020, NYC's first Green Economy Network was launched as part of a broader collaborative effort anchored by JobsFirstNYC, Green City Force, The HOPE Program, and Nontraditional Employment...

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January 7, 2021
Building an Inclusive Green Economy for New York City: Highlights from Adapting to the Future of Work

 Building an inclusive green economy in New York City requires understanding the knowledge and skills needed to most effectively execute sustainability, climate, resiliency and circular economy priorities, while also...

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November 6, 2020
Systems Change to Prepare Young Adults for the Future of Work

As Mayor de Blasio’s tenure comes to an end and the 2021 mayoral hopefuls begin to campaign in earnest, we have more work than ever to do to ensure that...

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October 1, 2020
YES Bed Stuy: A Partnership to Reshape the Future for Young Adults in Bedford-Stuyvesant

Bedford Stuyvesant is a hub of culture, talent, and opportunity. While Brooklyn millennials grew up admiring Bed Stuy legends like Biggie Smalls, Yasiin Bey, Jay-Z, Lil’ Kim—and memorized countless songs...

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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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August 13, 2020
Highlights from Adapting to the Future of Work

In the wake of the Great Recession, a strong economy made it easier for young adults to find jobs, leading to significant declines in the number and share of New...

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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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