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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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April 2, 2018
Benchmarking for YASEP Partners Selected

Five Partnerships of JobsFirstNYC's YASEP Network Selected to Baseline, Test, and Strengthen Employer Engagement Capacity   JobsFirstNYC has partnered with the Field Building Hub at Workforce Professionals Training Institute to...

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December 24, 2017
Do You Want To Accelerate Social Innovation? Invest In Black Women.

Is America just waking up to the fact that #BlackGirlMagic is real? A few weeks ago the world was raving about the 98% of black female voters that prevented Roy Moore,...

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December 13, 2017
Roundabout’s Entire Theatrical Workforce Development Program Cohort Lands Jobs

Roundabout Theatre Company and Education at Roundabout have announced a 100% job placement rate for the first cohort of the Theatrical Workforce Development Program (TWDP), the theatre industry's first workforce...

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November 15, 2017
Workforce Referral Networks: The Hot New Approach to Local Hiring

In low-income communities throughout the city that are discussing large development projects or neighborhood rezonings, residents frequently demand guarantees of local hiring. It’s a concern of obvious importance—a matter of...

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November 2, 2017
JobsFirstNYC Convenes Leading Employers to Discuss Alternative Screening Practices

Following the release of Online but Disconnected: Young Adults’ Experiences with Online Job Applications, JobsFirstNYC convened employers, workforce practitioners, policy-makers, and thought leaders to lift up the report’s findings that...

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January 27, 2017
Creating Good-Paying, Fulfilling Jobs for NYC Youth

Taleesha Bowrin first saw a little light at the end of the tunnel in 2014. She was out of work, without a college degree, struggling to find a permanent home...

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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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September 9, 2016
The Activist Bringing Tech Training to the Bronx

The Wall Street Journal | by Hannah Bloch   “I know the Bronx like the back of my hand,” says Jerelyn Rodriguez. Born to immigrant parents from the Dominican Republic,...

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May 20, 2016
The White House Announces $100 Million in Competitive Grants for Sector Partnerships

Late last month, the Obama Administration announced that it will launch a grant competition through the Department of Labor for regional sector partnerships among community colleges, public workforce programs, employers,...

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