This blog explores the issues and challenges facing New York City's young people who are neither working nor in school. Visit www.jobsfirstnyc.org for more information on JobsFirst NYC.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
5-31-2012 Important Updates from JobsFirstNYC
Important Updates from JobsFirstNYC
May 31, 2012
is underway for two upcoming JFNYC events: the Job Developer Networking
Breakfast on June 19th, and the CBO Network Meeting on July 10th.
Please find registration details for both events below.
JobsFirst is pleased to share with the field a new report from the
Center for an Urban Future, "Now Hiring", which was commissioned and
fully funded by JobsFirstNYC. A link to the full report can be found
Registration is Underway for the June 19th Job Developers' Networking Breakfast
are now accepting RSVPs for the next Job Developers' Networking
Breakfast, co-sponsored and co-hosted by JobsFirstNYC & WPTI.
The event will take place on June 19th from 8:30-10 AM in downtown Brooklyn.
event will afford job developers and front-line workforce staff the
opportunity to network with their peers, re-energize their work by
sharing best practices with colleagues, and provide feedback on the
nitty-gritty day-to-day work you do to the staff of JFNYC and WPTI. We
hope you will join us.
This opportunity is offered to you at no-cost. However, registration is required; please click here to register. We look forward to seeing you at this event!
The Next CBO Networking Meeting is Scheduled for July 10th
Registration is now open for the next quarterly JobsFirstNYC CBO Network Meeting!
The Macaualy Honors College at CUNY
has graciously offered to host this event, which will take place on
Tuesday, July 10th, from 9-11:30 AM. As with past meetings, the first
half-hour will be reserved for open practitioner networking.
The tentative agenda for this meeting includes discussions of the following issues and how they affect disengaged young adults:
for young adults: what readily available credentials are available that
can help young adults gain a foothold in the labor market
The "new" GED exam: proposed reform measures and the need for an advocacy campaign
A more detailed agenda will follow in the coming weeks.
Please take a minute to register for the July 10th quarterly meeting by clicking here.
"Now Hiring" Report Released Today by the Center for an Urban Future
The Center for an Urban Future (CUF) released a new publication today, "Now Hiring",
which was commissioned and fully funded by JobsFirstNYC, and which
spotlights 26 growing occupations in seven economic sectors -
office/administrative, healthcare, property maintenance,
transportation, telecommunications/utilities, retail and hospitality -
open to young New Yorkers with limited education.
highlights 26 occupations that are projected to experience growth
through 2018, and that also require little formal training, are
available to workers that posses only a high school diploma, high school
equivalency diploma, or less, and which pay a median annual wage of at
least $25,000 or can lead fairly directly to opportunities for
While highlighting this potential for moving a
significant number of older young adults into the economic mainstream,
the authors point out that making the most of these opportunities will
require new policies and strategies from both policymakers and nonprofit
workforce developers; this work will be aided by the thoughtful,
targeted coordination and support of intermediaries like JobsFirstNYC.