Economy

New Port Morris center trains for jobs in tech sector

New Port Morris center trains for jobs in tech sector

Economy, Jobs December 10, 2017 at 12:50 pm 0 comments

Cognizant’s Bronx Training center opened on Sept. 18. It offers a training program called Platform, which is Cognizant’s solution to the skills gap—technical roles with specific skillsets that companies have a hard time filling.

Capital funding revs up for Hip Hop Museum

Capital funding revs up for Hip Hop Museum

Culture, Economy November 16, 2017 at 9:56 pm 0 comments

The new complex is scheduled to be completed in 2020. How much will it cost?

Elvis Garcia, Nohely Perez, and Mouminatou Barry discuss a class plan for intro to tech. Photo: Carmen Reinicke

Non-profit trains residents for tech jobs

Jobs November 14, 2017 at 8:16 pm 0 comments

What makes The Knowledge House unique is that its classes encourage students to solve community problems with tech.

Underserved small businesses look for banking help

Underserved small businesses look for banking help

Economy October 23, 2017 at 6:41 pm 0 comments

Loans are in short supply, say South Bronx businesses If Ruperto Morocho, 59, had extra dollars in his pocket he would use it to fix the faded green awning that hangs over the entrance of his Ecuadorian cafeteria on the corner of 148th and Bergen. But Morocho doesn’t have extraRead More

SoBRO names new CEO

SoBRO names new CEO

Housing, Jobs October 11, 2017 at 9:27 pm 0 comments

The South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corp. (SoBRO) announced that it has hired a replacement for its longtime director Philip Morrow, who retired last March. Steven Brown, who has spent his whole career running nonprofits geared towards affordable housing and job training, was named president and CEO of the organization this month.

Business bootcamp teaches the value of numbers

Business bootcamp teaches the value of numbers

Business, Jobs October 5, 2017 at 12:54 pm 0 comments

The two-day class is geared towards helping local small businesses manage their finances, from bookkeeping to balance sheets, and even taxes.

Bronxites learn to save, a few pennies at a time

Bronxites learn to save, a few pennies at a time

Economy July 5, 2017 at 9:33 pm 0 comments

The residents say the basic financial advice they are receiving is long overdue. The group’s motto, according to its CEO and co-founder Bishop Taylor, comes from a phrase coined by former President Bill Clinton: “Rich people have planners, poor people actually need them.”

Summit raises hopes for South Bronx to become tech hub

Economy, Jobs May 4, 2017 at 9:06 pm 0 comments

Political and business leaders want the South Bronx to become the next technology hub for New York City, and are brainstorming new ways to bring tech companies – and the jobs and energy that come with them – to the area.