Employment seekers in Hunts Point can use all the good news they can get these days, as the job market continues to sputter.
One piece of promising news arrived on March 24, as a respected non-profit organization that helps returning veterans, the formerly incarcerated and young people prepare for and find work opened for business.
Fedcap, which was founded in 1935, officially opened its new facility in the BankNote building at 1231 Lafayette Ave, with 15 jobs ready for the taking, and plans for 150 more.
“This opening marks the launch of Fedcap’s commitment to the Bronx,” said Christine McMahon, Fedcap president and CEO, adding that “We could have placed this operation anywhere in the region,” but “We went where it’s needed the most.”
McMahon went on to promise “permanent jobs that provide a livable wage, medical benefits and hopeful futures.”
“We are working with other agencies to open a mental health clinic, support youth transitioning from state care to independent living, help people being released from prison, and review services for veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq,” she said, stressing the company’s holistic approach to helping job seekers who have had trouble finding work.
The BankNote site will initially house Fedcap’s Production Mail Services Division, which serves the New York City Council and The City University of New York, among other clients.
To check for job opportunities, go to Fedcap’s website.