Last week, NYC Department of Small Business Services Commissioner Robert W. Walsh announced the opening of a new Workforce1 Career Center in the Rockaways, marking the 17th center since 2002 to open across all five boroughs.

In 2012 alone, Workforce1 Career Centers helped job seekers access 29,000 jobs through partnerships with public libraries, community colleges, and community organizations, and working directly with businesses to better understand workforce training needs and connect the supply of labor to the demand for labor.

The new 1,120-square-foot center in the Rockaways is managed by Urban Upbound and located at the Queens Library branch on 1637 Central Avenue. The announcement was made during a ribbon cutting ceremony held at the new center, joined by NYC Council Member Donovan Richards; NYS Senator James Sanders Jr.; NYS Assembly Member Phillip Goldfeder; Bishop Mitchell Taylor, CEO of Urban Upbound; and Queens Library President and CEO Thomas W. Galante.


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