communities

What Will Post-Pandemic Jobs Look Like?

The nature of work was rapidly changing before the COVID-19 outbreak: more part-time jobs and gig work, with fewer benefits and lower wages, even in a strong economy. What kind of work do we want when the pandemic passes? Despite calls for “Rooseveltian” responses to this unprecedented pandemic, recently passed relief packages lack the scale and…

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Confronting Three National Crises

We now face three national crises: A virus that hits our most vulnerable members and communities hardest, an economic collapse that has left more than 40 million looking for work, and the ongoing crisis that has defined America’s history for 400 years.   While I don’t believe that we need another statement from a white…

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Summer Jobs Going Virtual During COVID: What We’ve Learned So Far

Since March, NYEC has been documenting how communities across the country are responding to COVID-19. NYEC has hosted COVID-response workshops, which have focused on future congressional COVID-19 relief packages, coaching youth through the job loss and search process, and labor market implications for young adult workers, among others, as well as maintaining a sense of…

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Youth Advocacy Groups Statement on COVID-19 and Paid Sick Leave

As national organizations that advocate for creating more equitable policies for young workers, we call on Congress to enact federal legislation that guarantees employers will provide paid sick leave. The outbreak of Covid-19 heightens the need for immediate action as the United States remains one of the few developed nations without a national guarantee of…

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