Bronx, NY July 2019 – Building Skills New York, a non-profit organization working to provide underserved New Yorkers with good paying jobs, announced today July Bronx Worker of the Month, Jason Williams.
Williams works for Five Star Construction on the Bronx Commons project, a large affordable housing project in the South Bronx.
“I can’t express how much my life has changed since becoming involved with Building Skills,” said Williams. “Through their construction program, I have been able to learn skills that give me not just a temporary job, but a long-lasting construction career.”
Last year Building Skills NY filled 235 NYC construction and related jobs, with Bronx residents making up 41 percent of workers placed. Recently, Building Skills NY announced a significant mid-year increase in construction job placements and improved efficiency in worker screenings. Job placements for the first half of 2019 are up more than 70% compared to the first half of 2018.
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.