Thursday, May 31, 2012

5-31-2012 Important Updates from JobsFirstNYC

Important Updates from JobsFirstNYC         May 31, 2012   

Registration 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.

Additionally, 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 below.
Registration is Underway for the June 19th Job Developers' Networking Breakfast
We 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. 

This 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!

If you have trouble registering, please contact Saki Mori at
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:
  • Credentials for young adults: what readily available credentials are available that can help young adults gain a foothold in the labor market
  • The use of the National Work Readiness Credential (NWRC) in NYC-funded young adult programs
  • 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.

The report 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 advancement.

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.

Read CUF's press release announcing the publication of "Now Hiring."

Download the full "Now Hiring" report and the "Now Hiring" job index, which breaks down the 26 occupations highlighted in the report.

We've Moved! JobsFirstNYC has new offices. Our new address and main telephone number are:

11 Park Place, Suite 1602
New York, NY 10007
(T) 646.738.5674

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