Agency unveils plan to get BX and city welfare recipients back into the work force

One city agency is looking to get Bronx and city welfare recipients back into the work force with a plan to expand job search services.

The Human Resources Administration is in charge of placing welfare recipients into jobs with the Housing Authority and the Parks Department. But in testimony before the City Council this week, the commissioner of the Human Resources Administration announced a plan to expand job search services in order to help get more people off of welfare.

Under the plan, there would be a city-run job bank for welfare recipients. It would list all available entry-level jobs as well as private sector openings. Residents standing in line at the Rider Job Center like the commissioner's plan saying it would be a great benefit to people.

The mayor must sign off on the plan in order for it to become a reality.

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