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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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February 5, 2021
Why We Continue To Celebrate Black History Month

Why We Continue To Celebrate Black History Month   At JobsFirstNYC, many of the young adults whose lives we aim to help shape are Black Americans, and only recently is...

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December 22, 2020
JobsFirstNYC 2019-2020 Annual Report

If we have learned anything from the Great Recession and its accompanying recovery efforts just a decade ago, it’s that young adult generations that enter the labor market in an...

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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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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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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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June 24, 2020
The Time Is Now

At the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King gave his iconic “I Have A Dream” speech, where he asked America to “make real...

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June 11, 2020
Summary and Highlights from Adapting to the Future of Work: Transforming Systems to Advance Young Adult Economic Mobility

Since 2016, JobsFirstNYC has hosted an annual conference for workforce professionals and young adults where we investigated the barriers to and designed solutions for economic mobility and pathways to gainful...

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