East New York Restoration LDC holds a sub-contract agreement with Man Up! Inc. to execute the employment readiness services for opportunities at the Gateway Center Mall.  Through this sub-contract, Man Up! Inc. has expanded their job readiness services into the creation of a full Job Development Center. The Gateway Job Development Center, or JDC, is where the “Ready 4 Work” initiative was fully implemented. The “Ready 4 Work” program offers a 10hour course in which participants are given soft-skill training (resume preparation, mock interviews, on-line application assistance) and other skill sets to assist with gaining and maintaining relevant employment.  The JDC connects with various retailers, developers, general contractors, sub-contractors, and other businesses to provide employment referral opportunities for participants who complete the readiness program.


In addition, ENY Restoration and Man Up!  partners with various organizations, businesses, and religious institutions to host job fairs and hiring events throughout the community.   We have hosted several job fairs for the new Gateway Center Mall businesses and over 1,500 people have been hired with over 85% coming from zip codes 11207, 11208, 11239, 11236, 11212, and other surrounding neighborhoods.

For more information Contact:


Minyarn Johnson, Director of Employment Services

Man Up! Inc.

718-498-2320 / MJohnson@manupinc.org



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