Governor Cuomo Announces $30 Million to Expand Urban Youth Jobs Program and Launches Statewide Pre-Apprenticeship Job Program for Construction Trades

Governor Highlights Impact of Summer Youth Employment Program and Unemployment Strikeforce Initiative Announcements Build on Momentum of Governor’s Successful Initiatives to Address Unemployment in The Bronx and Across the State Bronx Unemployment Rate Down to 6.1% in May, Lowest Figure in 15 Years Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced an additional $30 million in funding…

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Bronx Unemployment Drops to 6.1%

The Bronx’s unemployment rate has fallen to one of its lowest numbers ever, according to newly released statistics from the New York State Department of Labor. The unemployment rate in The Bronx dropped to 6.1 percent in May 2016, down from 6.6 percent in April 2016 and 7.8 percent in May 2015. This is the…

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Assemblymember Pichardo Announces Gun Buyback Program

Assemblymember Victor Pichardo (D-Bronx) held a press conference Tuesday to discuss the tragedy in Orlando, recent gun violence in Bronx communities and his gun buyback program. “The recent mass shooting and recent spates of violence in our community need more than our thoughts and prayers – they require action,” said Pichardo. “These kinds of incidents…

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