Resources for the Field

Front-line practitioners possess a unique influence over the course a young adult chooses to follow. JobsFirstNYC provides a variety of offerings to improve the skills of practitioners and provide much needed support for their day-to-day work.

Networking: Through the CBO Network Meetings, Meet the Employer Events, Practitioner Work Groups, Job Developer Networking Breakfasts and other convenings, JobsFirstNYC creates opportunities for practitioners to interact with employers and colleagues from other organizations, learning about different sectors of the local labor market, share resources, and generally renew their enthusiasm for their work.  To download materials from past meetings, click on the link(s) below:

2015 Meeting Materials
2014 Meeting Materials
2013 Meeting Materials
2012 Meeting Materials
2011 Meeting Materials

Practice Briefs: JobsFirstNYC will be developing a series of short guides for practitioners on topics related to preparing young adults for employment.

Research Studies: JobsFirstNYC commissions top researchers to produce formal reports on macro-level issues pertaining to young adult employment.  New studies are released every few months.

Skills Development & Training: JobsFirstNYC sponsors a variety of skills building opportunities ranging from engaging experts to speak at convenings to formal training workshops covering topics of interest to the youth workforce development community.

Special Events: Periodically, JobsFirstNYC hosts special events corresponding to the release of a publication, a special project, or an advocacy issue. These events engage practitioners, employers, policymakers and funders in order to improve practice in the field. In July 2012, JobsFirstNYC and the Center for an Urban Future hosted a "launch" event for the publication Now Hiring, released in June 2012. The event included both a panel discussion and breakout strategy groups, and drew attention not only to the high rate of joblessness amongst NYC's young adults, but also examined ways in which practitioners, policymakers and business owners can make use of the study to connect more young adults to promising occupations.

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