Articles written by: Tatyana Gulko

Business / Jobs

At Hunts Point center, jobs are Job 1

At Hunts Point center, jobs are Job 1

On a typical orientation day at the Workforce 1 Career Center in Hunts Point, at least 30 “customers,” as they are called, pack into a classroom at the office on East 163rd Street and Southern Boulevard.  They come from different backgrounds—some without a high school diploma, others with a master’s […]

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Sun sets on program that brought jobs to Hunts Point

Sun sets on program that brought jobs to Hunts Point

Nine years ago, as real estate prices in Manhattan were skyrocketing, Master Purveyors, Inc., a family-run meat distribution company relocated from the suddenly-trendy Meat Packing District to the Hunts Point Co-op Meat Market. The Hunts Point Market offered 12,000 square feet of refrigeration space, as well as lower rents, but […]

Environment / Jobs

From mean streets to green jobs

From mean streets to green jobs

Listen to the podcast Four years-ago, Mott Haven resident Pablo Negron, 24, was jailed for assault. When he was released, he settled for one of the few jobs that would employ someone with a criminal record, a minimum wage job as a maintenance worker. He wanted to change his life, […]

Environment / Jobs

To land a green job, learn to handle greenbacks

Before participants in the Osborne Association’s Green Career Center can begin their path to a new career, they need to learn about something that got many of them in trouble—money.