Published June 2012
Nearly 175,000 New York City young adults are out-of-school and out-of-work, and lack options to break the cycle of being under-skilled and underemployed. At the same time, employers report challenges in finding enough sufficiently trained young adults to fill the positions they are recruiting for.
The Public Works Partners team, led by principal Celeste Frye, spent several months examining what employers need from their young employees. The goal the study, which was commissioned by JobsFirstNYC, was to document and catalog employers’ needs in order to help youth workforce development organizations better tune their training to prepare young adults to meet those needs.
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