No jobs for homeless people?
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced 18,000 jobs with almost 400 employers in the state for Venezuelan migrants.
“Migrants and asylum seekers came here to work — so let’s put them to work,” said Hochul. “Right now, we have a migrant crisis and a workforce crisis. By connecting work-eligible individuals with jobs and opportunity in New York, we can solve them both and secure a brighter future for all New Yorkers.”
The Biden administration granted Venezuelans Temporary Protected Services, which allows them to receive legal work status within 30 days.
New York City has at least half of the jobs available for the migrants:
Seemingly coordinating with Mayor Eric Adams’ controversial decompression strategy to lessen the burden on New York City, the identified job openings are also spread across the Capital Region, central region, Finger Lakes, Hudson Valley, Long Island, Mohawk Valley, North Country, Southern Tier, Western Region.
New York City has the most job openings for eligible asylum seekers with 9,801 positions.
The state identified 2,896 openings in Hudson Valley and 1,294 openings on Long Island, despite local officials in both areas either openly opposing or fighting in court against Adams’ efforts to relocate mostly male migrants to motels for extended months-long stays.
Accommodation/food service businesses make up 24% of the jobs.
Healthcare/social assistance came in second at 21%.
Doesn’t New York City have a homeless problem? Why can’t those 9,000 jobs go to them instead?
In July, The New York Post reported that the city’s homeless problem jumped 18% in the past year:
The uptick in homelessness comes after the Adams administration had made aggressive efforts to tackle the humanitarian crisis including enforcement, sweeps and outreach efforts. Yet, the city has returned to pre-pandemic levels when then-Mayor Bill de Blasio was frequently criticized for not doing enough to resolve the issue.
“Over this past year, our agency has responded to a massive humanitarian crisis while ensuring that we are effectively delivering on our mission to address homelessness in New York City,” said Social Services Commissioner Molly Wasow Park, who oversees the Department of Homeless Services, in a statement.
The city has at least 100,000 homeless people. In January, the Homeless Outreach Population Estimate counted 4,042 people on the streets and subway platforms.
All the efforts in 2022 only moved “119 people out of homeless New Yorkers living in the encampments into the shelter system.”
That’s only 5%.
In January, the shelter had 47 people. Officials only secured housing for three people.DONATE
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