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January 27, 2017
Creating Good-Paying, Fulfilling Jobs for NYC Youth

Taleesha Bowrin first saw a little light at the end of the tunnel in 2014. She was out of work, without a college degree, struggling to find a permanent home...

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October 31, 2016
‘Youth Wins’ Initiative To Help Young Adults Get Jobs on Staten Island

A new collaboration between ten organizations called "Youth Wins" is looking to develop a strong young adult workforce on Staten Island.

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October 6, 2016
Developing a Young Adult Workforce Partnership on Staten Island: A JobsFirstNYC Working Paper

Nearly one in five 18- to 24-year-olds on Staten Island are out of school and out of work. The North Shore of the island – where almost half all Staten...

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September 29, 2016
Strengthening Employer Engagement Practices in the Youth Employment Field

Strengthening Employer Engagement Practices in the Youth Employment Field by: Lou Miceli There has been much recent discussion in our field around “cracking the code” of effective employer engagement. Employers...

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April 26, 2016
From Community Colleges to Careers – Strategic Engagement with Post-Secondary Institutions

In its 2015 report, Six Million Missing Jobs, the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce examines the sustained impact of the 2008 Great Recession on today’s U.S. workforce....

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April 26, 2016
JobsFirstNYC Lower East Side Employment Network Overview

Download Now The Lower East Side Employment Network (LESEN) is a collaborative partnership between eight community-based organizations and Community Board 3 that operates in Manhattan's Lower East Side neighborhood to...

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April 12, 2016
JobsFirstNYC Bronx Opportunity Network Overview

The Bronx Opportunity Network (BON) is a collaborative effort among a group of seven CBOs serving young adults in the South Bronx, which, in partnership with Bronx and Hostos Community...

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March 24, 2016
Optimizing Talent – Perspectives from Dianne Morales

On March 7, 2016, JobsFirstNYC and the Aspen Institute’s Economic Opportunities Program convened leadership from government, philanthropy, the business community, and the workforce development field in New York City and...

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March 10, 2016
The Aspen Idea Blog releases a feature on “Optimizing Talent”

Earlier this week, we celebrated the release of our latest publication, “Optimizing Talent: The Promise and the Perils of Adapting Sectoral Strategies for Young Workers", which was co-released with the  Aspen...

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February 20, 2016
Optimizing Talent: The Promise and the Perils of Adapting Sectoral Strategies for Young Workers

Long-term self-sufficiency means more than just a job. Those at the bottom of the labor market—especially young adults with limited education who face high rates of unemployment—need in-demand skills, a...

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