A Job Training Deal for a Brooklyn Armory Development

Bedford Union Armory in Brooklyn (Photo via Kings County Politics)

Kings County Politics reports that BFC Partners, the developer that has come under fire for its plans for the Bedford Union Armory in Crown Heights, has announced an agreement with 32BJ SEIU – the largest property service union in the country – to offer job training to local residents and resources to help them to find employment as doormen, porters, and janitors, as well as other positions.

The training program will be overseen jointly by BFC Partners and 32BJ and will be officially launched alongside Crown Heights community stakeholders later this year.

“We are proud to work with 32BJ to make the revitalization of the Bedford-Union Amory a win-win for residents and workers in the Crown Heights community,” said Don Capoccia, principal at BFC Partners. “Our long-term partnership with 32BJ will also provide local residents with new pathways to the middle class for themselves and their families.”

“Our shared commitment to revitalize the Bedford-Union Armory will bring family-sustaining jobs to Crown Heights and empower hardworking families,” said Kyle Bragg, secretary-treasurer of 32BJ SEIU. “We are excited to collaborate with BFC Partners on a local training program that will help even more Crown Heights residents gain good jobs and career opportunities.”
For more on the announcement, and plans by the developer, go to Kings County Politics.

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