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February 26, 2018
Campaign pushes state to invest more in workforce development

The young unemployment rate in New York is more than double the overall unemployment rate in the state. So Governor Cuomo is looking to form a new Office of Workforce...

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January 10, 2018
Governor Cuomo’s Workforce Investment Plan is a Promising Start

In a time when more and more training and credentialing is necessary to enter the labor market, Governor Cuomo’s workforce development proposal included as part of his 2018 State of...

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December 1, 2017
JobsFirstNYC Testifies at Jerome Ave. Rezoning Hearing

Testimony of JobsFirstNYC at the New York City Planning Commission Public Hearing regarding Jerome Avenue Rezoning on November 29, 2017 delivered by Sherazade Langlade, Vice President of Workforce & Economic...

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November 28, 2017
City Council, Outside Experts Push De Blasio Administration on ‘Career Pathways’

In June, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a plan to create 100,000 new jobs in New York City over ten years by investing in high-wage industries where there is potential...

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November 27, 2017
Bronx Borough Pres Says Yes with Conditions to Jerome Ave Rezoning

On Monday morning, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. voted in favor of the Department of City Planning’s proposed Jerome Avenue rezoning with conditions. The Bronx Borough Board voted in...

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November 27, 2017
JobsFirstNYC Testifies at City Council Oversight Hearing on Career Pathways

Testimony of JobsFirstNYC at the New York City Council Joint Oversight Hearing before the Committee on Small Business and the Committee on Civil Service and Labor regarding an Update on...

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August 6, 2017
Unleashing the Economic Power of the 35 Percent

For many New Yorkers, the Great Recession is an increasingly distant memory. Employment in the city has surpassed pre-recession levels, bolstered by more than 312,000 jobs added between 2010 and...

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June 5, 2017
Raise the Age: New York’s Recent Juvenile Justice Reforms

“No area of domestic policy...has been so thoroughly abandoned to misinformation, overstatement, over-simplification, emotion and disregard for consequences as has the area of juvenile justice.” – Douglas Nelson, Annie E....

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April 25, 2017
The New Geography of Jobs: A Blueprint for Strengthening NYC Neighborhoods

In a first-of-its-kind report, Comptroller Scott M. Stringer today released a comprehensive neighborhood-by-neighborhood analysis documenting the evolution of New York’s economy since 2000 and the changing business landscape in communities...

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March 23, 2017
What the President’s Proposed Budget Would Mean for Young New Yorkers

The President’s FY 2018 Budget Blueprint: Implications for Workforce Development and Education in New York  Last week, the White House released its budget blueprint for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018. The...

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