City Council sets aside millions to help unemployed Bronx residents

Some City Council members launched a $10 million plan Thursday called NYC Works to help unemployed Bronx residents.

The goal of the program is to put an end to long-term unemployment. City Council members say the plan is to assist what they call some of the most under-served communities when it comes to unemployment.

The program will be overseen by the United Way of New York City. Council members say different agencies will be picked to create work programs targeting certain areas. City Council members plan on fighting to double the budget for the program to $20 million for 2006.

NYC Works will be up and running by September.

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