Policy

November 15, 2021
President Biden Signs $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Bill

On November 15, 2021, President Joe Biden signed a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill into law. This historic legislation will fund much-needed upgrades to America’s physical infrastructure and create an estimated...

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November 10, 2021
Making Rezoning Work

As New York City grapples with a protracted economic crisis brought on by COVID-19, city leaders will be searching for opportunities to help spark a lasting economic rebound and regain...

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October 19, 2021
Equitable Recovery for Young Adults: An Agenda for Young Adult Workforce Development in New York City

Our latest report, Equitable Recovery for Young Adults: An Agenda for Young Adult Workforce Development in New York City provides a set of citywide policy priorities rooted in the real needs of...

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September 8, 2021
Pandemic Spurred Major Jump in Out of School, Out of Work Young Adults in New York City: Report

The number of young adults who are both out of school and unemployed surged during the pandemic after declining for much of the past decade, a new report from the...

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May 2, 2021
Young People Need and Deserve Additional Support to Build Their Skills

During his address to Congress last Wednesday, President Biden unveiled an impressive American Families Plan aimed at helping marginalized American families get back on their feet after years of economic...

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April 13, 2021
JobsFirstNYC Strongly Endorses the American Jobs Plan

On Wednesday, March 31, 2021, President Biden unveiled his American Jobs Plan, a $2 trillion investment in physical and social infrastructure improvements, including a $100 billion investment in workforce development....

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December 18, 2020
‘Shameful’: No Sign of City’s Long Overdue Plan for 250,000-Plus Disconnected Youth

While unemployment booms and New York City faces its worst economy in decades, the fate of the city's disconnected youth -- people aged 16 to 24 who are both out...

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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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July 7, 2020
As Unemployment and Crime Spike, City Plan for Disconnected Young Adults Remains Years Behind Schedule

A city task force meant to address the needs of out-of-school, out-of-work youth in the city, who pre-pandemic numbered at over 118,000 in New York City, has not yet released...

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June 24, 2020
JobsFirstNYC Testifies before the NYC Council Economic Development Committee

Testimony of Marjorie D. Parker, President, and CEO of JobsFirstNYC before the New York City Council Committee on Economic Development for a Hearing on NYCEDC's Relief Efforts During the COVID-19...

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