JobsFirstNYC | Employer Engagement Study and Report
JobsFirstNYC, a coalition of nonprofits providing employment services to young adults, engaged us to help its members work with one of their most important customers: the employers that hire their young adult clients. We conducted a study that combined qualitative and quantitative data from focus groups, interviews and surveys to help inform youth workforce development organizations on how best to prepare young adults for available employment. In the process, we were able to paint a comprehensive picture of employers’ perceptions of both young workers and the service provider community. This important market research led to recommendations for the field that were synthesized in Going Beyond the Bottom Line: Employer Perspectives on the Young Adult Workforce System in New York City, a report we developed that was released by JobsFirstNYC in June 2012.