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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 8, 2010


NYC Department of Small Business Services Announces Brooklyn Workforce1 Career Center Reaches 20,000 Job Placements


Brooklyn, NY—The New York City Department of Small Business Services (SBS) today announced that 20,000 job placements have been achieved by the Brooklyn Workforce1 Career Center since opening its doors at 9 Bond St. in Downtown Brooklyn just over six years ago.

“This is an outstanding achievement for our Brooklyn Workforce1 Career Center,” said SBS Commissioner Robert W. Walsh. “In these tough economic times, our Workforce1 Career Centers around the City have stepped up their efforts to match jobseekers with the right opportunities. Our Brooklyn Center has been a leader in this effort, and I commend them on their hard work to serve the Brooklyn community.”

“We are very excited to have reached this goal because it shows that we are passionate about helping the people of Brooklyn find employment and that we are achieving success,” said director of the Brooklyn Workforce1 Center, Lakythia Ferby. “Above all, our goal is to go out into the community and serve the people of Brooklyn. By reaching 20,000 job placements, it seems that our efforts are, indeed, paying off.”

Workforce1 Career Centers are located throughout the five boroughs and provide jobseekers with a full array of employment services, including job placement, career counseling, professional development, and access to training opportunities.

About the Department of Small Business Services
The Department of Small Business Services (SBS) makes it easier for businesses in New York City to start, operate and expand by providing direct assistance to business owners, fostering neighborhood development in commercial districts, and linking employers to a skilled and qualified workforce. For more information on all of SBS’ services, go to www.nyc.gov/sbs.



  Contact: Sarah Krauss, SBS Press Secretary, 212-513-6318 / skrauss@sbs.nyc.gov  

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