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Research & Learning

Our process and solutions are fueled by objective research, continuous learning, and intentional sharing with the broader field.

Our research and learning seek to increase the field’s understanding of the challenges it faces and uncover opportunities for deeper investigation and analysis. By sharing best practices and lessons learned, we work to change thinking, influence mainstream discourse, and accelerate impact.

June 13, 2022
JobsFirstNYC and New York City Deputy Mayor’s Office of Strategic Initiatives Launch New Partnership to Enhance Summer Youth Employment Employer Experience

JobsFirstNYC has announced a new partnership with The New York City Deputy Mayor's Office of Strategic Initiatives and the Department of Youth and Community Development...

December 13, 2021
Advising for Career Pathways: An Innovative Approach to Postsecondary Education and Career Planning

Why Diversifying Postsecondary Education Can Create a Better Workforce for New York We taught a professional learning module to New York City Department of Education...

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...

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...

September 16, 2021
Follow the Money: Understanding New York City’s Workforce System Funding

An effective workforce development system is key to New York City’s well-being, and this is true now more than ever. Within the first three months...

August 12, 2021
1 in 4 Young Adults in New York City Out of School and Out of Work in 2020

After declining for years, 18- to 24-year-old New Yorkers out of school and out of work hit a decade high of over 180,000 — 27%....

April 7, 2021
Innovations in the Field: the Transfer 2 Career Collaborative

The latest in our Innovations in the Field series is co-published between JobsFirstNYC and New Visions for Public Schools, and tells the story of the...

February 18, 2021
Ensuring Equitable Recovery for Young Adults: An Update on Our Workforce Agenda

In mid-November 2020, JobsFirstNYC launched our Agenda for Young Adult Workforce Development  with a committee of over 40  multi-sector leaders from across the field. These...

December 22, 2020
JobsFirstNYC 2019-2020 Annual Report

If we have learned anything from the Great Recession and its accompanying recovery efforts just a decade ago, it’s that young adult generations that enter...