Senator Jeff Klein, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Bronx Chamber of Commerce Announce Free Job Training & Certifications for Victims of Domestic Violence

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Klein & Diaz launch second annual Bronx H.I.R.E. Survivor Program BRONX, NY – Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and the Bronx Chamber of Commerce today announced free job training and certifications for victims of domestic violence through the Bronx H.I.R.E. Survivor Program. The launch of the jobs program…

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Borough President Diaz Hosted Education Consortia Meeting

On Thursday, October 8, 2015, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted a meeting of his office’s Education Consortia, representing hundreds of educational institutions at all levels of the school system in every corner of the borough. “Education is personal to me, and it is important that Bronx schools at all levels have the resources…

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Bronx Economy Grows, Unemployment Falls

The Bronx economy continues to grow and improve, according to recently released numbers from the New York State Department of Labor. The unemployment rate in The Bronx fell to 7.3 percent in August 2015, down from 7.7 percent in July 2015 and 9.5 percent in August 2014. In January 2010, the borough’s unemployment rate hit…

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Borough President Diaz Celebrated Eid al-Adha

On Saturday, September 26, 2015, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. celebrated Eid al-Adha at the Muslim school holiday celebration at New Settlement Community Campus with Council Member Vanessa Gibson, Executive Director of New Settlement Apartments Jack Doyle and other community leaders. While in the New York State Assembly, Diaz introduced legislation seeking to create…

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