Sunday, December 6, 2009
Bronx Unemployment: Today's Math
The NY Times' 12/6/09 Sunday Metro feature, "With 'You’re Hired,' Gaining Entry to a Select Group" breaks down the odds of landing a minimum wage food service job in this current economy. Hear the stories of 7 employees at the new Applebees on Fordham Road in the Bronx, where 6,500 people applied for 120 jobs.
Some areas of the South Bronx have up to a 35% unemployment rate - the highest in the tri-state region and one of the highest in the country. In addition, South Bronx residents suffer the highest rates of asthma in the United States. Although there is much talk lately about the emerging "green economy," MOM is determined to ensure that local working class and low-income residents are at the table when it comes to creating the blueprints for these new developments in labor and the economy.
If you are a South Bronx resident and are interested in getting involved with MOM's Green Jobs Campaign, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 718.842.2224