BRONX, 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 Gilberto Santos Galvez has been named the September Bronx Worker of the Month.
Galvez currently works for Five Star Construction of NY on Essex Crossing, a mixed-use development project in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Previously, he worked on the Bronx Commons project in the South Bronx.
“Breaking into the New York City construction industry isn’t easy,” said Galvez. “Thanks to Building Skills, I was able to quickly land a job and jump-start my construction career. Since then, I’ve been able to gain experience on multiple worksites throughout the city.”
Last year Building Skills NY filled 235 NYC construction related jobs, with Bronx residents making up 41 percent of 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.