A local community board has told developers if they want to move forward with a proposed development on the Astoria waterfront, they had better pay attention to the board’s suggestions.
The only Staples in Howard Beach is closing at the end of this month. The store put signs up announcing the closure last week but there will be none of the usual sales fanfare, according to the workers at the Cross Bay Boulevard location.
As the winter weather is at long last breaking, so is a seemingly never-ending downturn in the labor sector. Employers appear to be relishing in warmer temperatures as suddenly the country has seen an increase in jobs for education, health, retail and more.
Thousands knocked onto the unemployment line by Sandy can now head back to work, while also helping fellow residents affected by the storm. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a $27 million federal grant to put 5,000 unemployed New Yorkers to work cleaning up areas ravaged by the storm. The funds were provided by a National Emergency [...]
The Queens Library is helping residents lay a solid foundation to build their professional lives. Throughout its 62 community facilities, Queens Library provides extensive job readiness and computer training through funding from the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP). All classes come at everyone’s favorite cost — free. “This enhanced computer training and job training is [...]
For the second year, the US Open will hold a job fair on July 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m (gates will close at 3 p.m.), at the US Open Club. Those hired will help out at the annual tennis tournament that takes place August 27 through September 9 at the USTA Billie Jean [...]
Out of school and into the work force. Mayor Michael Bloomberg helped kick off the first day of the city’s summer youth employment program at the Queens Botanical Gardens, which will have 35 employees working as garden greeters, horticulture aides and aides to the children’s garden. More than 31,000 city kids are participating in the [...]
Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Willets Point announcement last week came with some nice numbers. More than 12,000 construction jobs and 7,000 permanent jobs will come from the proposed Willets Point renovation, which includes retail space, a hotel and quicker access to the Van Wyck Expressway. The reconstruction — to be funded by $3 billion in private [...]
Veterans recently suited up, got their game face on and sprung into action. A job fair for military veterans was held at The Shops at Atlas Park in Glendale on Friday, June 8. Over 90 companies and organizations were in attendance as well as State Senator Joe Addabbo and Assemblymember Mike Miller. “Veterans have a [...]
More than 1,000 jobs are expected to come from a green-lit terminal expansion at JFK International Airport, the Port Authority and JetBlue announced last week. The expansion will add 145,000-square-feet on three levels to the already 635,000-square-feet JetBlue occupies in Terminal 5. The new terminal will be called T5i and handle international flights and house [...]