MANHATTAN, NY August 12, 2019 – Building Skills New York, a non-profit organization working to provide underserved New Yorkers with good paying jobs, announced today August Manhattan Worker of the Month, Jermaine Mordelle. Mordelle works for JM3 on Lexington Gardens, a large affordable housing project in East Harlem.
“Without Building Skills New York, I’m not sure where I would be career-wise,” said Mordelle. “I was able to take my existing skills in the construction industry to the next level, and I am beyond grateful to Building Skills for giving me this opportunity.”
Last year Building Skills NY filled 235 NYC construction and related jobs, with Manhattan residents making up a significant portion 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.