Michael Muir

Brooklyn, NY, June 2019 – Building Skills New York, a non-profit organization working to provide underserved New Yorkers with good paying jobs, announced today its second ever Brooklyn Worker of the Month, Michael Muir.

Muir works for Rockaway Contracting on the Fountain Seaview Development Project – an affordable housing development in East New York. Strive, an international leader in job placement, training and support, referred Muir to Building Skills NY.

“Building Skills NY was instrumental in helping me further my career goals. I walked in on a Monday, and thanks to Building Skills, I got a job two days later. After the help and support of Building Skills, I received my first raise just 6 months into the job,” said Muir. “Now I’m helping to build the future of Brooklyn one brick at a time. Thank you, Building Skills, for giving me the opportunity to be on the front lines of building hundreds of affordable housing units in the borough that I know and love.”

Last year Building Skills NY filled 235 NYC construction and related jobs, with Brooklyn residents making up more than a quarter of workers. Recently, Building Skills NY celebrated its 500th worker placement at a construction site in East New York.

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 work 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.