Post Tagged with: "Consortium for Worker Education"

Green jobs, green city: a special report

Education, Environment, Housing, Jobs, Politics June 6, 2010 at 11:40 am 0 comments

The economy may be recovering, but you wouldn’t know it in Mott Haven, Melrose and Port Morris, where, officially, one of every five adults is unemployed, a number that overlooks many undocumented immigrants and ignores those who have given up on looking for work or taken part-time jobs because theyRead More

Can $4 million paint Mott Haven green?

Can $4 million paint Mott Haven green?

Jobs June 6, 2010 at 11:35 am 0 comments

Federal funds aim to build on grassroots training programs Chances are you’ve heard it all before. New York’s 16th Congressional District, which includes Mott Haven, Melrose and Port Morris, is the poorest in the country. The Bronx has the highest unemployment rate in New York at 14.1%, and unemployment isRead More

Workers learn by doing in Project H.I.R.E.

Workers learn by doing in Project H.I.R.E.

Education, Environment, Jobs June 4, 2010 at 6:40 pm 1 comment

College for construction crew teaches green building A brand-new duplex apartment in the University Heights section of the Bronx is ready for inspection. Equipped with bamboo floors, a ceramic kitchen and a spacious bedroom closet that would make more than one New Yorker jealous, it would rent for at leastRead More

Grant promises unemployed 300 'green jobs'

Education, Environment, Jobs January 29, 2010 at 3:44 pm 1 comment

The recipient of a $4 million federal grant is promising that 300 unemployed residents of Hunts Point, Longwood, Mott Haven, Melrose and Port Morris will find jobs under a new training program for “green” jobs. The Consortium for Worker Education will use the money to establish a Center for EnvironmentalRead More