Monday, December 1, 2008

Mayor Tells Residents To Get A Job

If scouring for a job on the Internet or classified sections has offered nothing more than something to do while you're unemployed, Mayor Mike Bloomberg hopes the expansion of free job placement services through New York City Workforce Career Centers will get you a job in time to put presents under the tree.
So goes the press release: "Starting this week, the hours of operation at the career centers in all five boroughs will be extended, significantly increasing the availability of services during evenings and weekends. Even before the expansion, the City is set to match the more than 17,000 job placements achieved in 2007, the highest total ever – and far above the approximately 600 job placements that occurred before the Bloomberg Administration created the Workforce1 Centers. With the economy in decline, today’s announcement is part of a series of initiatives announced by the Bloomberg Administration to help more New Yorkers stretch their paychecks further and weather the storm. The centers exist in all five boroughs and help New Yorkers prepare for and find employment, and they link local employers with skilled workers. The Mayor was also joined at the opening by Raul Figueroa, who recently secured a job with AT&T Wireless through the Hunts Point Workforce 1 Career Center, and Sandra Ruiz Butter, President of VIP Community Services, the not-for-profit organization that operates the Hunts Point center.
In Queens, that means you have two options. Both can be reached easily by public transportation.

168-25 Jamaica Avenue, 2nd Floor, between 168th and 169th Streets
Jamaica, NY 11432
Telephone: (718) 557- 6755

Queens - LaGuardia Community College
29-10 Thomson Avenue, Rm C-400, 4th Floor, between 29th and 30th Streets
Long Island City, NY 11101
Telephone: (718) 609-2130

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