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A juice vendor in the Bronx says that May is good for sales. (Photo by Zaira Cortés/EDLP)

Immigrant Workers Look Forward to Long Summer Days — of Labor

Economy, Labor May 10, 2012 at 4:02 pm

For immigrants who rely on hands-on work, summer is no time to sit back and relax. For many, this year’s early warm weather meant more opportunities for outdoor jobs — bringing welcome income in a still-depressed economy. El Diario/La Prensa talked to a painter, a day laborer and several street vendors.

Discount stores in Bed-Stuy

No new jobs from Bed-Stuy gentrificiation

A City Limits report points out that the predominantly African American and West Indian neighborhoods of central Brooklyn have seen the greatest jump in unemployment since the onset of the Great Recession. Unemployment in Bedford-Stuyvesant and the northern slice of Crown Heights has leapt from 6.0% in 2008 to 15.3%Read More

Peconic Landing retirement home in Greenport, Long Island

When government audits, immigrants lose

Economy, Featured Posts, Immigration, Latino, Metro Area, Opinion November 30, 2011 at 12:42 pm

Immigrant workers lose jobs at retirement home in Long Island.

Job fair is snapshot of economy

Economy, In the News, Manhattan November 18, 2011 at 3:45 pm

Thousands of job-seekers turned up at City College for Rep. Charles Rangel’s career fair. They told stories of their long efforts to find work as they waited in long lines for the chance to talk to recruiters from some of the city’s biggest companies.

Protest targets immigrant status checks

Protest targets immigrant status checks

Economy, Immigration, In the News September 20, 2011 at 3:19 pm

Community activists in New York organized a day of protests on Sept. 14 against a controversial bill that would require all employers to check the immigration status of their employees. New Immigrant Community Empowerment (NICE), together with other organizations and local elected officials from Queens, held a workshop to informRead More

Mayor’s big plan to tackle Black and Latino disparities – Just a band-aid

In the News, Opinion September 7, 2011 at 7:19 pm

Mayor Bloomberg’s three-year $130 million plan to address disparities in young Black and Latino males, although laudable, is only a first step in what the city needs to do to eliminate the discrimination that working families suffer throughout New York City.  This short-term, one-shot deal is not enough.