Thursday, October 20, 2011

Upcoming JFNYC Events!

JobsFirstNYC CBO Network Meeting on October 25
The next CBO Network meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 25th from 9-11:30 a.m. at The Door.

This meeting has a full agenda, including an update from John Twomey of NYATEP regarding the progress of the American Jobs Act, an overview of a forthcoming JobsFirstNYC - commissioned publication by Jonathan Bowles of Center for an Urban Future, and a discussion about how to leverage information regarding business subsidies and tax incentives in an overall employer engagement/job prospecting effort by Bettina Damiani of Good Jobs New York.

Click here to download a copy of the agenda (PDF).
Click here to register for this event.

You'll also get to meet Evelyn Fernandez-Ketcham in her new role as Deputy Executive Director for JobsFirstNYC. She begins her work at JobsFirstNYC in November. We hope you can join us!
JobsFirstNYC to co-host Job Development Networking Event with WPTI on November 1

Based on the resounding success of our inaugural Job Development Networking Event this past July, we are making these breakfast events a standard. This next event, focusing on "closing the sale", will feature a guest presentation by Walter Reyes, who in his recent work at Goodwill Industries, led their staff training and human resource development work. This will be a great opportunity to meet and network with colleagues and to consider strategies in overcoming employer concerns in the engagement process.

This event will take place at Aloft Brooklyn from 8:15-10:30 a.m. on November 1st.

Click here to download a copy of the flyer (PDF).
Click here to register for this event.
Participate in Upcoming JobsFirstNYC Practitioner Work Groups
The Criminal Justice and Employing Young Adults Task Force meets Friday, October 21, 9-11 a.m. WPTI will host. This is a work group with a specific action-item agenda. While newcomers are welcome, the meeting will be dedicated to standing/existing business. If you're already on the task force, you will receive an agenda and calendar invite directly. To learn more, contact Lou at

The Employer Engagement Work Group will take place Friday, October 28, 9-11. OBT will host. This work group will focus on employer engagement best practices, and will include an overview of the work of Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow along with a brief tour of their Bushwick program. A separate e-vite will go out regarding this meeting shortly. If you wish to learn more, contact Lou at

Stay tuned for the next Connecting Young Adults with Basic Skills to the Labor Market Work Group date, to be sent shortly.
Save the Date: The Next Meet the Employers Event - Focusing on the Hospitality Sector - takes place December 8

Based on the success of our first meeting (that focused on the health care sector) in September, we're offering another program and another chance to connect with employers on December 8th. Like the first event, this will be a mini-practicum for practitioners, whether you are a front line worker or a senior staff, there are clear benefits and take-aways from this program, which will focus on: Higher-level labor market information in the sector, perspectives from hiring executives in key industries, and then hands-on work with employers and with your colleagues in facilitated break-out sessions focusing on resources, new strategies, and best practices.

If you missed the September meeting but want to get the materials we shared with participants, contact Lou at