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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.

November 1, 2016
Innovations in the Field: Bronx Opportunity Network

Innovations in the Field is a series examining inventive programs supported by JobsFirstNYC. It has traditionally focused on workforce efforts that serve both employers and young...

October 6, 2016
Developing a Young Adult Workforce Partnership on Staten Island: A JobsFirstNYC Working Paper

Nearly one in five 18- to 24-year-olds on Staten Island are out of school and out of work. The North Shore of the island –...

February 20, 2016
Optimizing Talent: The Promise and the Perils of Adapting Sectoral Strategies for Young Workers

Long-term self-sufficiency means more than just a job. Those at the bottom of the labor market—especially young adults with limited education who face high rates...

February 10, 2016
2016 Annual Report

Dear Friends and Colleagues, One of the joys of preparing an annual report is that it gives us the opportunity to look back and be...

May 6, 2015
Innovations in the Field: Lower East Side Employment Network

Innovations in the Field is a series examining programs supported by JobsFirstNYC that serve both employers seeking job-ready workers and young adults in New York City...

September 2, 2014
Innovations in the Field: Young Adult Sectoral Employment Project

Innovations in the Field is a series examining programs supported by JobsFirstNYC that serve both employers seeking job-ready workers and young adults in New York...

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...

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...

March 10, 2014
Our Results Framework: Evaluating Our Efforts Based on What We Achieve

What does success mean to JobsFirstNYC as an intermediary that focuses on young adults in the field of workforce development? In a time when there...