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January 27, 2016
JobsFirstNYC Testifies Today at the New York City Council Economic Development & Small Business Committee’s Preliminary Budget Hearing

New York City Council Economic Development & Small Business Committee Preliminary Budget Hearing – January 27, 2016 Good afternoon Chairmen Garodnick and Cornegy, and Committee members. I am Marjorie Parker,...

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August 3, 2015
JobFirstNYC’s Proposal for a Network of Youth Opportunity Centers

Download Now In 2014, JobsFirstNYC issued Unleashing the Economic Power of the 35 Percent, our call to action on four strategies to move young adults into jobs. This concept paper expands...

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August 6, 2014
Unleashing the Economic Power of the 35 Percent

As the U.S. economy continues to gather steam, the Great Recession is becoming a distant memory for many Americans. In New York City, employment has passed pre-slump levels, with 312,000...

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July 7, 2014
Unleashing the Economic Power of the 35 Percent

Unleashing the Economic Power of the 35 Percent, along with our 2013 research publication Barriers to Entry, represents a call to action to build a system that gives every young...

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May 12, 2014
No Way to Treat a Crisis

How in the world does a young adult get a decent paying job in New York City? Even college graduates with good grades, experience and connections often have to take...

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April 21, 2014
State’s workforce training deeply flawed, study says

A certification program that is the cornerstone of New York's job-training strategy for young adults is deeply flawed and almost entirely ignored by employers, a report to be released Monday...

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April 7, 2014
The National Work Readiness Credential: Who Pays the Price?

Two years ago, at the urging of many workforce organizations in New York City who raised serious concerns, JobsFirstNYC began research on the effectiveness of the National Work Readiness Credential (NWRC), a...

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December 4, 2013
Teens Chasing Scarce U.S. Jobs Boosted by State Programs

Eduardo Bueno landed a job as a hotel bellman in New York this year after finishing a youth employment program that let the 18-year-old practice interviewing and overcome a nervous...

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May 1, 2013
Barriers to Entry: The Increasing Challenges Faced by Young Adults in the New York City Labor Market

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

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March 13, 2013
New report calls for city ‘job czar’

Among the many high-level appointments the next mayor of New York City will make, there's one top post he or she might consider adding to the cabinet: the city's first...

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