Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey will host its first job forum on Friday, April 20, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., in The Lighthouse Building Academy Theatre located at 111 E. 59th Street, NY, NY 10022.

“A 360ᵒ on Jobs: Policy, Economy, Training, and Employment” will examine the systemic unemployment in the metropolitan region. In spite of reports of the increase in better high-paying jobs in early 2012, the unemployment rate continues to rise. Our program participants continue to struggle to find work. Goodwill seeks to improve the stagnant local job market.

Department of Labor Assistant Secretary Jane Oates, our keynote speaker, will set the tone for this forum exploring today's job market.

The forum will include a keynote address by Department of Labor Assistant Secretary Jane Oates; an economist’s panel with Dr. Paul Harrington from Drexel University and the Honorable Edward Montgomery from Georgetown University; a civic engagement panel with representatives from JP Morgan Chase, The New York Community Trust, Ford and Kessler Foundations. We invited key decision-makers from the nonprofit and for-profit sectors, who can address and impact unemployment.

At Goodwill NY-NJ, one of the largest workforce development organizations in the metropolitan area, we place 7 people in jobs each hour of every business day. Our programs generate an extraordinary return on investment. In 2010, the participants we placed earned over $211 million during their first year of employment, saving taxpayers $110 million in public assistance expenses.

For more information about the forum or to register for this “by invitation only” event, please contact Karen Means, EVP of Communications at

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