Agency helps jobless find work during the pandemic
many people losing jobs during the pandemic, a local nonprofit has made it its mission
to help those who've fallen on hard times find work.
The new Career Pathways program is putting 90 people through construction job
The program is run by the largest provider of homeless services in
our Westhab team was able to do is identify that the construction sector in
Westchester County has been thriving…so we took that fact along with the
problem of unemployment and decided to develop the Career Pathways program to
put some of our unemployed Westchester County residents into the construction
sector," says Westhab Inc. Communication Director Kathryn Allen.
Many of the
other 90 Career Pathways students have already found jobs.
Michael Chromey, a graduate of the program, says he now has
two certifications that will allow him to be a site-safety training instructor.
The Mount Vernon says it not eeasy,but the program was a big help in his
success. "To stay focused and get us to be positive because this pandemic
is not with us forever."