Join us for Adapting to the Future of Work: Dream Up on July 28th. Save your seat today!

Policy

June 18, 2020
Many Nonprofit Workers are Providing Essential Services During COVID-19 and Deserve Federal Support and Protection

Nonprofit organizations and their employees are the essential workers no one acknowledges. Since the pandemic began in early March, they have continued their work without pause, risking their lives to...

Read More
June 11, 2020
Report Looks at Drastic Impact of COVID-19 on Youth Employment in New York

At least 40 million people filed unemployment benefit claims as a result of the economic disruption of Covid-19, leading some to compare the impact to the Great Depression of the...

Read More
February 18, 2020
Governor Cuomo Announces Projects Funded Through The Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative Launching In The Bronx

More Than $1.3 Million Provided to Undertake Community-Based Projects Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced more than $1.3 million in State funding for programs aimed at helping low-income families in...

Read More
July 18, 2019
City Task Force to Help ‘Most Vulnerable Young New Yorkers’ is Well Behind Schedule

A task force created in 2017 by City Council legislation aimed at providing better services and more opportunities for out-of-work, out-of-school youth and young adults has been delayed from the...

Read More
February 1, 2019
Policy Memos: Developing a Single System Strategy for New York City’s Out of School, Out of Work Young Adults

In 2017, JobsFirstNYC worked with the New York City Council to pass resolution 708-A, establishing a task force on disconnected youth charged with developing a plan to reduce the number...

Read More
December 20, 2018
Leveraging Opportunity, Meeting Demand: A Blueprint for Building New York State’s Workforce Development System

JobsFirstNYC is a co-chair of the Invest in Skills NY coalition alongside the New York Association of Training and Employment Professionals (NYATEP). Leveraging Opportunity, Meeting Demand: A Blueprint for Building...

Read More
August 10, 2018
Impact Fellows

JobsFirstNYC and Young Invincibles created the Impact Fellowship program to train young adults who are currently part of a workforce development program to lead projects that engage their peers and...

Read More
March 29, 2018
Barriers to Entry: Fewer Out-of-School and Out-of-Work Young Adults, As Warning Signs Emerge

JobsFirstNYC commissioned and contributed to this study examining how young adults aged 18–24 are faring in the New York City labor market. It provides an analysis of current levels and...

Read More
March 21, 2018
Five graphs that show the challenges facing New York City’s ‘disconnected’ young adults

The share of young adults in New York City who are jobless and out of school has fallen over the past five years, according to a new report, owing partly...

Read More
March 6, 2018
Jerome Avenue Points of Agreement

The Jerome Avenue Revitalization, led by JobsfirstNYC, is convening more than 50 local stakeholders to implement a community-led approach to the rezoning efforts in the Bronx, spanning across 93 blocks...

Read More