MANHATTAN, NY September 26, 2019 – Building Skills New York, a non-profit organization working to provide underserved New Yorkers with good paying jobs, announced today that Arthur Mayfield has been named the September Manhattan Worker of the Month.
Mayfield works for AllAir HVAC where he started on the Park Row project in Manhattan. He recently celebrated his one-year anniversary with the company.
“Building Skills’ main priority was to find me a job,” said Mayfield. “They connected me with a contractor, and now I’ve been working on the same site for over a year. I am excited to see where my construction career takes me.”
Last year Building Skills NY filled 235 NYC construction related jobs, with Manhattan residents making up a significant portion of the workers placed. Recently, Building Skills announced that they will be holding a series of free training sessions to help workers reach Local Law 196 construction requirements. Local Law 196 requires all New York City construction workers to have at least 30 hours of Site Safety Training completed by December 1, 2019.
Building Skills helps New Yorkers find work through free job training and job placement services. Additionally, Building Skills continues to provide on-the-job support to each worker as they seek to broaden their skillset and advance their construction career.
BSNY’s “Worker of the Month” monthly series aims to highlight and honor workers placed in jobs throughout New York City.