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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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October 27, 2017
Making the Connection: Aligning NYC’s Small Businesses and the Workforce Development System

In this report, Center for an Urban Future examines the connections and gaps between collaborative initiatives like the Lower East Side Employment Network, East Harlem Talent Network & Good Help....

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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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May 31, 2016
Place Matters: Why Policy and Program Strategies for Young Adults Must Include Community-Based Investments

This month, Measure of America, a research project of the Social Science Research Council, issued a report entitled, High School Graduation in New York City: Is Neighborhood Still Destiny?, which documents...

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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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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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February 25, 2016
JobsFirstNYC February Newsletter

  IN THIS ISSUE<   Editorial from JobsFirstNYC State of the Borough New Initiatives   Publications Recent Convenings Conferences Celebrating Our Partners News from the Field< Staff Announcements   EDITORIAL FROM JOBSFIRSTNYC...

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February 3, 2016
Partner Spotlight – Gaspar Caro, LESEN Coordinator

In this week's Partner Spotlight, we are excited to feature a short interview with Gaspar Caro, Coordinator for the Lower East Side Employment Network (LESEN).    What led you to...

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January 26, 2016
JP Morgan Chase & Co. Announces its “New Skills for Youth” Initiative

Last week, JP Morgan Chase & Co. announced the launch of its New Skills for Youth initiative, a global, five-year, $75 million plan to expand career-focused education.  It is partnering...

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May 6, 2015
Innovations in the Field: Lower East Side Employment Network

Innovations in the Field is a series examining programs supported by JobsFirstNYC that serve both employers seeking job-ready workers and young adults in New York City looking to access employment and...

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