Adapting to the Future of Work

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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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 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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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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February 27, 2020
New Solutions for an Evolving Economy

JobsFirstNYC has made important strides for New York City’s young-adult workforce for nearly 15 years, and we’re finding new ways to apply the wisdom gained since our inception.    New...

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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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September 20, 2019
Adapting to the Future of Work – Raising Youth Voices Summary & Highlights

 Galvahn Cepeda, a 17-year old young man, has been gaining work experience and career training through LaGuardia Community College’s Intern & Earn Program, one of New York City’s workforce...

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October 25, 2018
Adapting to the Future of Work: From the Ground Up Summary and Highlights

  “I am living my passion. I wake up everyday ready. Do you wake up everyday ready?"   This is how Marjorie Parker, JobsFirstNYC’s President and CEO, welcomed guests at...

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August 8, 2017
Adapting to the Future of Work – Summary & Highlights

With recent changes in technology, including a heavy uptick in automation and the proliferation in machine-learning, the employment landscape has undergone profound changes. As a result, young people are adapting...

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September 26, 2016
Preparing and Protecting Young Workers in the Gig Economy

This month, New York City Council Member Brad Lander (District 29, Brooklyn) released a report on New York City's gig economy. The report detailed the financial and legal challenges many workers...

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