(TheRedWire.com) – On Monday, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) announced 18,000 new jobs open to migrants and asylum seekers in her state. More than 125,000 people have been in New York City in recent months.
According to her statement, the Labor Department had found over 18,000 private-sector job openings offered by 379 companies, which could potentially be filled by migrants and asylum seekers with the legal right to work in the country since the first assessment on August 24. Of those jobs, 24 percent are in accommodation and food services, 21 percent are in social assistance and healthcare, 10 percent in manufacturing, and 8 percent in administrative support accounts.
During a press conference, Hochul argued that it was important for them to manage that there were over 125,000 people in the state right now who had previously relied on public housing and shelters as they had been unable to work. As she pointed out, this was not a “sustainable dynamic” in the long run, and they will need to deal with it. This was why she was encouraging even more businesses to sign up.
She added that she was hopeful that Congress would also help pave the way for more people to gain work authorizations because while the move they made with the Venezuelans was good, it did not help with those people who came from West Africa, Central America, South America, Russia, Iraq or Afghanistan. As she pointed out, people worldwide were finding a way to cross into the United States through the southern border.
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